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Cultures of War and Conflict Resolution

This international research network links IMEMS with the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Established in 2006, this network brings together scholars, students and independent researchers who are investigating aspects of war and conflict resolution from the early middle ages to the early eighteenth century. The network is strongly interdisciplinary, and welcomes anyone with an interest in examining the implications of cultural violence and disseminating findings in an academic forum.

Initial areas of interest are listed below: but they are not exclusive, and the network hosts discussion and projects on any aspect of war and conflict resolution in the pre-modern world which would benefit from cross disciplinary study. The fields listed here are intended as crystallising points for clusters of scholars, whose members define the most urgent questions and formulate activities to answer them.

  • The soldier / writer
  • Warfare and court culture
  • Conflict and the construction of national identity
  • Colonialism and conquest
  • Literatures of war
  • War and the Arts

Since the inaugural conference at Gregynog Hall (Inaugural conference of the ‘Cultures of War’ network), the network has often met yearly in one day conferences; past venues include Trinity College, Dublin, Sheffield, WarwicKings College, London and Lancaster.  The network has a mailing list of about 70 membersis co-coordinated by Dr Sarah Alyn-Stacey at Trinity College, Dublin and welcomes all expressions of interest.  Scholars interested in getting involved in this group should contact Professor Andrew Hiscock (

Andrew Hiscock
Strand co-ordinator


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