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Is it all down to trauma?

01. Apr. 2020
Cordula Reimann & Ursula König

Reflecting on the concept of collective trauma for understanding protracted violent conflicts. Taking up some of the resistance against the term of collective trauma, Cordula Reimann & Ursula König discuss why collective and transgenerational trauma are relevant and should be a key concept for development and peacebuilding/conflict transformation practitioners and practices.

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The Impact of Amnesties on Violence and Peace

27. Feb. 2020
Geoff Dancy

Do legal amnesties for combatants help end civil wars? International policy experts often take it for granted that amnesties promote negotiated settlements with rebels. However, a large number of amnesties are followed by continued fighting or a return to the battlefield. What, then, are the factors that make amnesties effective or ineffective?

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Public History – a short introduction

Ljubinka Petrovic-Ziemer

Public history can be described as a wide range of activities that relate to the past, create and shape historical knowledge in the public sphere for and with a non-academic audience. The post offers basic information on the linkage between Public history and civic engagement, collaborative practice and ‘shared authority’ as key elements of public history, and finally formats and sites exemplary for public history.

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Dialogue with the devil

24. Jan. 2020
Nenad Vukosavljević

We need more enemy inclusive projects and programs. We should avoid any collectivization of guilt.

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The Multidimensional Remembrance Monitor (5): „We would have resisted!“ A sign for historical learning or an expression of careless arrogance?

23. Jan. 2020
Michael Papendick and Dr. Jonas Rees

The culture of remembrance in Germany, widely appreciated internationally, is grounded in numerous state-funded institutions and an extremely vital civil society engagement. But what do we know about its impact on the attitudes of ordinary Germans?

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