Dehumanisation in and after violent conflict

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


This workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners working in the area of mass political violence and atrocity. It established a critical network of expertise to conduct collaborative research addressing the conceptual and empirical challenges in processes of dehumanisation prior to, during and after violent conflict. This fast growing and contentious area of research currently lacks both conceptual clarity and empirical rigour in establishing how, when and why processes of dehumanisation emerge, unfold, escalate and end within the context of mass violence onset, perpetuation and termination. In particular, the issue of how dehumanisation continues in the wake of atrocity has been under-researched, despite the fact that it remains a severe ongoing obstacle to sustainable peace.
Period20 Sept 2021
Event typeWorkshop
Degree of RecognitionInternational