Peace & Diversity
Welcome to the diversity pages of the Chair of Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies!
We are convinced that questions about visions of peace, conflict management and social coexistence must also be considered in the context of diversity and equal opportunities and are therefore concerned with diversity issues in various ways. On this page we inform you about current events, research content and dialogue offers.
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Peace Research, Peace Education and (De-)Coloniality
Conclusion of the workshops on post- and decolonial peace research and education funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research.
In July 2022, a presence workshop on the challenges and opportunities of post- and decolonial approaches to peace education and related political pedagogies was held at the University of Klagenfurt.
of post- and decolonial approaches to peace education and related political pedagogies. Initiated by the Center for Peace Research and Peace Education there (Claudia Brunner, Viktorija Ratković, Daniela Lehner) and conducted together with the Chair of Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Augsburg (Christoph Weller, Christina Pauls), not only exciting research projects but also shared challenges of such a perspective were discussed in a cooperative critical atmosphere. The three-day meeting was able to build on a two-day online workshop in October 2021 as well as on a very first workshop on post- and decolonial perspectives in peace research in Vienna in 2016. All three meetings support collegial networking, especially among young scholars* whose work is already enlivening the field of peace research and peacebuilding and will hopefully continue to do so in the future!
- Supported by the German Foundation for Peace Research -
CfP Workshop "Peace Studies, Peace Education & (De-)Coloniality", 27 - 29 October 2021, Klagenfurt (or online)
The workshop is dedicated to an in-depth study of feminist, post- and decolonial approaches to peace and conflict studies as well as peace education (peace pedagogy). It is aimed at researchers as well as advanced students. We also look forward to suggestions from people who are not primarily active in academic peace work, but also in civil society and social work for peace.
The cooperation partner of the Centre for Peace Research and Peace Education at the Institute for Educational Sciences and Educational Research at the University of Klagenfurt is the Chair for Political Science, Peace and Conflict Research at the University of Augsburg. The organising team is looking forward to exciting proposals by 15 May email@example.com
For details on how to apply, see Call for Papers.
Further training for teachers and disseminators: “Peace - what is it anyway?
The Augsburg High Peace Festival on 8 August, first celebrated in 1650, emerged from a specific historical constellation. To this day, it reminds modern day (urban) societies to see peace as a task for society as a whole. But what does peace mean?
Based on the many peaces philosophy, the participants of the training learn about different ideas of peace and develop implementation strategies for practice.
Whether in everyday life (at school), in literature, in films or in international reporting - the term “peace” appears frequently, but it is seldom that people agree on what we actually mean by “peace”. In this further training course, the multifaceted concept of "peace" will be highlighted in more detail in an academic lecture by Ms. -> Christina Pauls, Research Assistant at the Chair of Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Augsburg.
Different dimensions and definitions of peace will be presented. Afterwards, various didactic and methodological approaches will be presented in small groups in order to deal with the subject of peace in practice with young people. The two-hour training course provides an in-depth, interdisciplinary insight into the topic and offers direct suggestions for implementation in the classroom.
The event of the Bavarian State Centre for Civic Education is developed and conducted in cooperation with the Peace Office of the City of Peace Augsburg. Among other things, it will show ways of addressing the Augsburg High Peace Festival in the classroom.
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Maximum number of participants: 50
Registration deadline: 16.06.2021
Contact person: Tabea Schneider