Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Research Colloquium [2007-2011]

From 2007 to 2011


About

Established in 2005, the Cambridge Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis (PCPC) Group is an interdisciplinary group of academics and researchers at the University of Cambridge working in fields pertaining to post-conflict reconstruction and early recovery. The group includes specialists from the fields of Politics and International Relations, International Development, African Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, History, Law, Architecture, Anthropology,

Business and Management Studies, and Archaeology. 

Over 2007-2009 the Group sought to establish a number of regularly scheduled and publicised events, ranging from undertaking a visiting speaker programme to the extension of its smaller working subgroups (e.g. Religion and Conflict, and the Politics of Space). The aim of these weekly meetings was to:

create a team as well as give cohesion and regularity to the group
identify the themes that will be developed throughout the year and at the conference
identify key arguments and people in each theme
collate bibliography and key concepts for each topic

The Group's activities over the first year (2007-2008)  culminated in the major two-day interdisciplinary conference on
The Culture of Reconstruction: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Aftermath of Crisis

The activities over the second year continued those which proved to be the strengths of the Group, whilst retaining a flexibility and openness to new research proposals and enterprises. They  also provided an opportunity to follow up on the contacts and themes that emerged during the conference in order to edit a publication and establish a networked research community in this field.

The 2009-2011 Workshops

In the Wake of War
 
During 2009-2011, the Cambridge Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis (PCPC) Group will be hosting a series of five high-level workshops entitled ‘In the Wake of War’ and located at the University of Cambridge. The workshops will bring together leading experts from academic, policymaking and practitioner backgrounds to discuss key issues in post-conflict reconstruction and early recovery.
 
Each workshop aims to make a contribution to a crucial area of debate  by drawing upon the collected experience of their participants to: establish the essential frames of reference, delineate the key issues and questions, and collate the lessons learned. From these discussions, a short briefing paper will be drafted for circulation amongst practitioners, policymakers and researchers. In addition to the briefing paper produced after each workshop, participants will also be invited to submit papers on workshop topics for inclusion in an edited volume, to be published in late 2011.
 
The unique value added by these workshops lies in their deliberately interdisciplinary nature. Post-conflict reconstruction and early recovery are currently receiving a high level of attention in many different fields, and this situation presents many challenges as well as offering new opportunities for cooperative work. Many pertinent questions and innovative answers may therefore be found, not only in the depth of intra-disciplinary research, but also in the breadth of
inter-disciplinary dialogue. The ‘In the Wake of War’ workshops aim to create a venue for just this type of inter-disciplinary dialogue. Each workshop will be carefully crafted to ensure that a range of professional and disciplinary perspectives are represented. 
 

Conveners

Conveners

Dacia Viejo-Rose (Archaeology, University of Cambridge)
Naoise MacSweeney (Archaeology, University of Cambridge) 

Past events

 

Post Conflict Seminar
Post Conflict and Post Crisis Seminar
13 November 2007, Transitional Administration and Governance
Religion in the Aftermath of Conflict
22 January 2008, CRASSH
Cultural property crimes in post-conflict tribunals
29 January 2008, CRASSH
The arts and crisis
05 February 2008, CRASSH
Government responses to post-crisis scenarios
12 February 2008, CRASSH
Art/Conflict 2 x Zones: Ireland and the Basque Country
19 February 2008, CRASSH
Military in post-crisis scenarios
04 March 2008, CRASSH
Gender, Crisis and Conflict
06 May 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Debris: dealing with the physical aftermath of the post-crisis situation
13 May 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Latin America: Crisis and Conflict
20 May 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Natural disasters and memorials in India and Sri Lanka
27 May 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Community Justice for Genocide: The Gacaca Courts, Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda
03 June 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Religion and Policy-making in Post-conflict Situations1
10 June 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
The Culture of Reconstruction: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Aftermath of Crisis
25 June 2008, New Hall and St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
Peace and Prosperity
21 October 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room
Redefining environmental security: post-conflict vulnerability forecasting
11 November 2008, McDonlad Institute Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site
Mobile media, community identity and contested histories in Ireland
18 November 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Meeting Room
Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Research Colloquium
27 January 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Research Colloquium
24 February 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Peace-Building work in VSO: learning on methods, approaches and tools
10 March 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
War, Ethics and Peacebuilding in the Former Yugoslavia
11 March 2009, Centre of International Studies, Senior Common Room, 1st Floor, 17 Mill Lane
The European Union & Religious Actors in Post-Conflict Situations
21 April 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room
Post-conflict Economic Development
05 May 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room
At the Cliff's Edge: World Heritage, Conflict and Preah Vihear
19 May 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room
The Unhomely Home and the Legal Uncanny: Expropriation and Affect in Northern Cyprus
02 June 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room
Religious Peace Builders and the European Union
17 June 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room
Going In: The Role of the International Community
03 November 2009, McDonald Institute of Archaeology
The War is Over (Director's Cut)
07 December 2009, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Group
10 December 2009, CRASSH
Re-building Structures: State, Nation, Society
02 March 2010, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Victims: Figures of Violence, Embodiments of Trauma
01 June 2010, McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site
Places, Land, Landscape and Memoryscapes
19 October 2010, McDonald Institute, Downing Site
Peacemakers: A double bill of plays and discussion
13 November 2010, Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio
Dream Voices
16 November 2010, Cambridge University Library
Getting Out: Exit Strategies and Transitions
04 March 2011, CRASSH