The aim of the Consortium, which was inaugurated as the Centre for the Study of Post-Conflict Cultures in 2004, is to attract distinguished and ground-breaking researchers from a growing network of international universities and centres of excellence outside the university sector to seminars, conferences and to publish in the series Studies in Post-Conflict Cultures of CCCP Press. The Consortium fosters research in the area of empirical and theoretical war, conflict and post-conflict studies.
The Consortium has three major areas of activity
- It provides an international forum for academics to meet and exchange ideas with intellectuals from many countries with a view to achieving the aims outlined above;
- It co-ordinates cross-faculty and cross-university research in the area of post-conflict cultures via seminars and international conferences with a strong emphasis on the incorporation of young researchers into research projects at home and abroad;
- It organises annual international conferences in conjunction with its numerous overseas partners and collaborators from some twenty countries representing all continents.
The Consortium has a comprehensive historical and interdisciplinary profile and has addressed Historical Periods and Cultural Areas from Medieval to Contemporary conflicts in such topics as:
the Black Legend;
English Civil War;
WWI and WWII;
the Soviet period;
Spanish Civil War;
Apartheid, Peace and Reconciliation;
Post-conflict Lusophone Africa;
Post-9/11 and “War on Terror”;
the Arab Spring;
Diaspora and post-conflict;
Transatlantic and Transoceanic conflicts.
War and Peace Studies