Work-in-Progress-Workshop „Women beyond passive victimhood“

October 7-8, 2019 in Magdeburg

Men are perpetrators, women are victims – this picture is constantly (re)produced as a norm for peace and conflict in daily perception. Not only media, but also stakeholders of civil society, policy institutions and academia use such static imagery. Even if women – especially as civilians – are often more affected by violence and war, the conference is going to address other, more active roles of women within issues of peace and conflict. Women are not only victims, but also combatants, supporters, collaborators as well as activists, stakeholders in political decision processes and peace missions and (co-)perpetrators of war crime. Therefore, the focus of this conference is on active roles that women take and the influence they generate.

We invite senior researchers as well as young scientists and graduates to send us their contributions to this topic. We are looking forward to inputs from various disciplines like peace and conflict studies, pedagogy, political science, jurisprudence, psychology, cultural studies, gender studies or any other discipline. The accepted articles will be presented on the conference „Women beyond passive victimhood“ on October 7-8, 2019 at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. The conference is organised by the network of female peace researchers, the women representatives of the German Association of Peace and Conflict Studies (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, AFK) and the Master’s Program in Peace and Conflict Studies of the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg.

The conference is planned as a work-in-progress-workshop. Therefor the focus is primarily on the academic developing process. Students and researchers are invited to submit panels or papers even in early work stages. In parallel panels and breakout-sessions using different formats, depending on the stage of development of the single projects, the contributions will be discussed and developed in a critical, but constructive spirit. Aim of the conference is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and to form new cooperations.

Proposal for panels, papers or project ideas can be submitted until June 30, 2019 via email to . We encourage especially young researchers to apply. The abstracts should consist of no more than 500 words.

Christine Buchwald, M.A.

Institut für Psychologie

Universität Koblenz-Landau

Campus Koblenz

Universitätsstraße 1

56070 Koblenz