LEARNING FROM CONFLICT is an online platform that aims at creating a unique pedagogical space for sharing academic resources and field impressions produced by emerging social scientists examining various facets of armed conflicts and extreme violence, including genocides, politicides, wars, civil wars, revolutions and any forms of racial and/or gender segregation. The main purpose of the platform will be to give young researchers, who have recently returned from challenging fieldwork, an opportunity to share their insights concerning specific conflicts and their singular context of formation and perpetuation through podcasts and short field notes that will launch next fall.

Our goal is to gather a set of unifying and fundamental characteristics to wars, violent mass mouvements and genocides in order to document and index their shared features. We want to exploit the theoretical knowledge they offer on the emergence, management and resolution of violent conflicts in order to, one day, apply it back to the fieldworks from where we, as social scientists, have drawn them from in the first place.

The platform was founded in 2022 by Parand Danesh, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris) curently based in Berlin as a Junior Fellow at the Centor for the History of Emotions of the Max Planck Institute for Human Develpment. 

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