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.

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