This project investigates the effects of sound (including sonic arts, participatory music-making and storytelling in theatre) and their distribution through digital media activities. We are analysing how sounds project and ameliorate community experiences, memories and narratives of conflict across cultures and different conflict/post-conflict settings of resistance through to reconciliation.

Comparative case studies with projects in the Middle East, Brazil and Northern Ireland serve as a basis for evaluating how sound is used to articulate experiences of violence, support narratives of resistance and promote peace building.  Together with community partners, our interdisciplinary team brings together sonic, performative and digital media collaborations from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. We are developing complementary methodologies to address critical questions in conflict research, music and the arts.  Visit About Project for more details of our comparative projects. See Research Outcomes, News & Events and Related Projects for more information on recent activities including our forthcoming Conference:  

'Sounding Conflict' Final Conference 2020

The research team is delighted to announce details of our forthcoming Final Conference taking place at Queen's University Belfast, on 17th and 18th September 2020.

Registration will begin in March 2020. Visit News & Events to find out more. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Queen's. 

Discover more about QUB's Global Research Institute, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Facebook Twitter Blog

Contact Us

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
Queen's University Belfast
18-19 University Square
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)208 9097 3413 / 3740

Facebook Twitter Blog