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Lecture Series

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Peace and Conflict

WS 2021/22 & SS 22

Everyday life in society is characterized by numerous overlaps and incompatibilities of human interests. For the most part, these conflicts are non-violent, but they are often characterized by physical or structural violence. They always manifest themselves locally, but are increasingly characterized by national, regional and international interdependencies. Conflicts shape a large part of human reality, from situations of discrimination or injustice to armed violence and interstate war. While conflicts as a visible expression of human discontent and related violence are an indication of a need for action and thus a genuinely positive phenomenon, remaining in this state is usually not desirable. Accordingly, peace describes a desirable situation free from violence.

This broad spectrum of the problem area corresponds to a very wide academic field, from social sciences, humanities and economics to law and theological disciplines. This lecture series provides a multidisciplinary overview of corresponding research fields and topics located at the University of Graz: from domestic violence to problems of democratic participation to armed conflicts in (post-)conflict regions.

Schedule

3/2: On Killing out of Compassion. Buddhism and Violence; Franz Winter (Institute for Religious Studies, University of Graz)

3/9: The Partner as Perpetrator: Violence against Women; Birgitt Haller (Institute for Conflict Research, Vienna)

3/23: Toxic Masculinity in the Network using the Example of Incels; Brigitte Temel (Institute for Conflict Research, Vienna)

3/30: Intersectional Discrimination and Structural Violence: Age and Migration; Anna-Christina Kainradl (Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care, University of Graz)

4/6: Homelessness and Homelessness as Forms of Structural Violence; Viktoria Eberhardt (Institute for Conflict Research, Vienna)

4/27: Mediation and Dispute Resolution; Sascha Ferz (Institute for the Foundations of Law, University of Graz)

5/11: Active Citizenship Learning; Annette Sprung (Institute for Educational Science, University of Graz)

5/18: Global Education in the Age of Digital Transformation; Ronald Tuschl (Institute for Educational Research and Education, University of Graz)

5/25: Literature as a Contribution to a Culture of Peace; Werner Wintersteiner (ZFF Klagenfurt and ASPR Schlaining)

6/1: Public Art and Conflict; Judith Laister (Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, University of Graz)

6/8: In the shadow of collective memory of the American Civil War: monuments and literary discourse; Nassim Winnie Balestrini (Institute for American Studies, University of Graz)

6/15: From the "Limes" to the "Iron Curtain": Borders as Collective Historical Experience in Austrian History: Historical Attribution and Museum Representation; Nikolaus Reisinger (Institute of History, University of Graz).

6/22: Children of War: The Descendants of Foreign Soldiers in the 20th Century; Barbara Stelzl-Marx (Institute of History & Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on the Consequences of War, University of Graz)

6/29: War Reportage versus Peace Journalism: Why Ethical Journalism in Conflicts Cannot Be Taken for Granted; Daniela Ingruber (Research Lab Democracy and Society in Transition, Danube University Krems)

Contact

MMag. Dr.

Maximilian Lakitsch

M.A.

Universitätsstraße 15/B1
8010 Graz


SS 2022 HS 15.05 (RESOWI, E EG)

3/2: On Killing out of Compassion. Buddhism and Violence
3/9: The Partner as Perpetrator: Violence against Women
3/23: Toxic Masculinity in the Network using the Example of Incels
3/30: Intersectional Discrimination and Structural Violence: Age and Migration
4/6: Homelessness and Homelessness as Forms of Structural Violence
4/27: Mediation and Dispute Resolution
5/11: Active Citizenship Learning
5/18: Global Education in the Age of Digital Transformation
5/25: Literature as a Contribution to a Culture of Peace
6/1: Public Art and Conflict
6/8: In the shadow of collective memory of the American Civil War: monuments and literary discourse
6/15: From the "Limes" to the "Iron Curtain": Borders as Collective Historical Experience in Austrian History: Historical Attribution and Museum Representation
6/22: Children of War: The Descendants of Foreign Soldiers in the 20th Century
6/29: War Reportage versus Peace Journalism: Why Ethical Journalism in Conflicts Cannot Be Taken for Granted

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