ESF Research Conferences

ESF-LiU Conference

In search of Peace: Dialogues between theories and practices

20 - 24 October 2012

Norrköping, Sweden

Chaired by:
Dr. Daniela Vicherat MattarLeiden University College The Hague, NL

Call for Papers

East Gallery - Berlin, 2006 - © Alexandra Novosseloff
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The search for peace is longstanding. And yet, the concept remains elusive. Most probably the reason is simple, namely that peace is never fully achieved, it is not an end-point, but rather a constant process of negotiation among different actors regarding the terms of their relationships in a myriad of different arenas.

In this conference the aim is to investigate peace as a process and the various forms in which it has been conceptually framed and empirically practiced. In order to do so, the research objectives of the conference are twofold:

(i) to explore the ways in which specific approaches to peace are (or are not) the outcome of dominant scholarly work and policy agendas; thus conversely

(ii) to examine and investigate how peace is constructed as a concrete and common aspiration that shapes social interactions in daily life.

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Participants and Posters


The abstracts should be between 350 and 500 words. You may add a short bio below if you wish.


For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in the provided registration form.

If you have applied and you have not yet received a notification, please contact the conference officer Maja De Noyette.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 25 August 2012

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 22 September 2012 

How to Participate

Deadline for application: 30 June 2012

The applications are now closed. For late applications, please contact the Conference Officer

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover a package which includes basic expenses that occur during the event but no accomodation. 

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Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

Practical Information

The conference will take place on the university campus of Norrköping.

Norrköping is situated in southern Sweden, 160km south of Stockholm. Norrköping boasts a geographical location for both people and companies accentuated by an efficient transport hub featuring the railway, a net of highways, the airport and the second largest port, measured by the value of the cargo handled. There are around 130 000 inhabitant.

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference are available from the Practical Information Page.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Maja De Noyette Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2025
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 12-387 in any correspondence.