War, Conflict and Society Research Group
War, Conflict and Society explores the ways that war and conflict shape society, including the legacy of wartime transformations and challenges for post-war communities.
While the Group recognises the importance of conflict in history, it also aims to highlight how war is inevitably linked to peace. Members study conflict resolution, pacifism and political opposition to conflict, particularly the role of activists in nations that go to war.
Current research topics include:
- the psychology of combat in Ancient Greece
- the study of conflict in the Middle Ages, especially the Crusades
- ideas of neutrality and challenges to the international order
- wartime propaganda
- the interaction between the memorialisation of war and nation-building processes, especially in Anglo-American relations
- racial conflict in Britain and America
- political violence in France and Northern Ireland
- technology and the use of animals in wartime
- home fronts and the questions they raise about traditional narratives of war
Members look for opportunities to help the public engage with their research - helping them understand the many ways in which past conflicts and wars shape modern lives.
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