War, conflict and society

Prishtine: 09.12.2022 - 10.12.2022

Type: International academic conference

Organizer:

• University of Applied Social Sciences, Lithuania
• University of Applied Sciences, Savonia
• Masaryk University, Cech Republic
• Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences
• Institute for Research and European Studies – Bitola
• University st. Klement Ohridski University – Bitola

The topic of war, conflict and society is situated in a set of observations about the transformational processes brought about by warfare in different geopolitical contexts. Most recently, the war in the Ukraine has propelled seismic shifts in the European context concerning questions of security and the status quo of Europe’s socio-political and humanitarian circumstances. Also, in the European realm, the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo – as the last of the Yugoslavian wars of the 1990s – helped reshape our understanding about the legacies of conflict-ridden histories in the present. From an academic viewpoint, the conference of AAB about war, conflict and society presents a unique platform in which the transformational dynamics of inter-group conflict are discussed in their broadest sense. The aim is to highlight academic studies into conflict from a wide variety of disciplines and through different theoretical and methodological foci. In other words, the conference welcomes research that investigates the ways in which war and conflict shape society, questions of conflict resolution, transitional justice, nationalism, anti-war movements, genocide, etc. The conference will include but is not limited to the topics below:

  • Nationalism and loyalism
  • Civic experiences of conflict
  • Psychological effects of war
  • Peace movements and anti-war protests
  • Media and conflict
  • Propaganda, journalism and war discourses
  • Memory and memorialization
  • Transitional justice, war crimes
  • Linguistic representations of conflict
  • Economic and political transformations of conflict
  • Human rights and conflict

Important dates

  • 15 October 2022 – abstract deadline
  • 01 November 2022 – abstract notification
  • 09&10 December 2022 – conference dates

Please submit your abstract to:

[email protected]

Key note speakers

  • Sebastian Muth – Lancaster University, England
  • Furtuna Sheremeti – Université de Louvain, Belgique
  • Mieke Vandenbroucke – Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Abit Hoxha – Agder University, Norway

Scientific committee

  • Prof. asoc. dr. Shemsedin Vehapi
  • Prof. asoc. dr. Hasan Saliu
  • Prof. ass dr. Veton Vula
  • Prof. ass. dr. Medain Hashani
  • Prof. ass. dr. Petrit Bushi
  • Dr. Giedrė Vaicekauskienė
  • Dr. Virpi Laukkanen
  • Ardita Hoxha-Jahja, Dr.Sc.Agr.
  • Prof. dr. sc Goran Ilik
  • Prof. assoc. dr. Elena Tilovska-Kechegi
  • Prof. assoc. dr. Rasa Pocevičienė
  • Dr.  Silvija Papaurelytė-Klovienė

Organizing committee

  • Prof. ass. dr. Uranela Demaj
  • Prof. ass. dr. Venera Llunji
  • Zija Rexhepi
  • Prof. ass. dr. Mentor Lecaj
  • Prof. ass. dr. Aida Alla
  • Prof. ass. dr. Roberta Bajrami
  • Elsa Zyberaj
  • Gresa Makolli

Contributors

  • Lirigëzon Selimi
  • Besfort Mehmeti