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Call for Papers: AFK Methods Workshop 2024

The methods working group of the German Association of Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK) is pleased to announce that this year’s workshop will be organized as part of the Fragile Lives 2024 Conference, hosted by the Zero Hunger Lab at Humboldt-University of Berlin with IRI THESys.

The workshop will take place at Humboldt-University of Berlin on 1 and 2 October 2024 at Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin.

As in previous years, we invite papers that are based on theory-guided, empirical research in the field of peace and conflict studies. The workshop aims to promote exchange and networking among peace and conflict researchers. The international expert conference ‘Fragile Lives 2024’ will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the drivers, dynamics, and impacts of poly-crises, spanning violent conflict, humanitarian emergencies, and the climate crisis. Fragile Lives 2024 will host academics from different fields in parallel workshops, including the annual workshops for the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN), the Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS), and the methods working group of the German Association of Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK). Each of these workshops will publish its own CfP, and we ask that participants do not submit the same paper for more than one workshop. Each accepted participant will receive access to all Fragile Lives 2024 sessions.

We explicitly invite contributions that apply diverse methods ranging from qualitative to quantitative methodologies and encourage junior scholars to apply.

To cover some of the costs of conference organization, we will charge a participation fee of €150 / €100 (full / reduced fee), which will include coffee breaks and lunch on both days plus a conference dinner at the end of the first workshop day on-site. We cannot provide financial support for travel and accommodation.
Participants can look forward to engaging discussions and high-quality feedback. Presentations can be held in English or German.

Submission deadline for abstracts: 10 May 2024.

Please submit your paper title and abstract (max. 250 words) via the submission form. Authors who would like to be considered for a Journal of Peace Research Special Issue proposal should submit full papers.

Keynote Speakers: Agnes Quisumbing (IFPRI) and Ibrahim Elbadawi (ERF)

Local organizers: Tilman Brück (HU, IGZ and ISDC – and Wolfgang Stojetz (ISDC and HU –

We are very much looking forward to your proposals!

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