New Perspectives on Non-State Political Violence

22-23 November, 2019
Belfast, UK

Call for papers

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics of Queen’s University Belfast opens a call for papers for the conference dedicated to new perspectives on non-state political violence. We welcome PhD and early-career researchers as well as experienced academics and practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds who are interested in innovative ways of researching and analysing non-state political violence. This includes the following areas:

New approaches to research non-state political violence
  • theoretical frameworks and interdisciplinary approaches: philosophical, historical, anthropological, economic/PR, artistic/cultural, etc.;
  • approaches to data collection and analysis;
  • ethical aspects of doing research on political violence;
New trends in political violence
  • historical heritage within the 21st century non-state political violence;
  • threats;
  • modi operandi;
  • terrorist financing and economic resources;
  • propaganda and radicalisation
New responses to terrorism
  • counter-terrorism strategies;
  • intelligence and information-sharing;
  • legislation and state security practices;
  • ethical side of counter-terrorism.
Please submit your abstract (max. 500 words) and a short bio to  by August 31, 2019
Notifications of Acceptance by September 30, 2019

All submissions should be in English.

If you wish to organise a conference panel please email the conference organisers regarding the theme and panellists’ names. All panellists should submit individual abstracts before the deadline.

For more information, please, contact us at

Preliminary schedule

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration and a coffee break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel discussions
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch break
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Panel discussions
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Coffee break
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Keynote speaker's address
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Wine reception
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Conference dinner
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel discussions
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Panel discussions
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Keynote speaker's address
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Concluding remarks, conference closes

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Keynote speakers

Maura Conway

Professor of International Security, School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU)

Lorenzo Bosi

Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore


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