Conflicts.Meanings.Transitions - Bavarian Center for Peace and Conflict Research
The network Conflicts.Meanings.Transitions aims at better understanding how people contest meanings in times of transition.The guiding question is, under which circumstances do struggles over meaning contribute to peace?
In the research network Conflicts.Meanings.Transitions we examine these conflicts from an interdisciplinary perspective. In particular, we focus on meaning struggles over peace strategies by non-state actors, over violence, and over universal rights and diversity. The project hence focuses on pressing societal challenges of our times - locally, inter- and transnationally – as they crystallize in debates about (colonial) history, memory, violence, universal rights, and diversity.
The overarching goal is to establish a Bavarian Center for Peace and Conflict Research. The center will promote interdisciplinary exchange and connect peace and conflict researchers in Bavaria. Thereby, the network aims at increasing the social and political impact of peace and conflict research in the region and beyond.
Conflicts.Meanings.Transitions (“Deutungskämpfe im Übergang”) is a joint project of scholars from the Universities of Augsburg, Bayreuth and Erlangen-Nuremberg, and the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (Munich-Berlin), coordinated at the University of Bayreuth.
The project (2022-2026) is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).