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 Symposium:  

Sounding Conflict Symposium 28th and 29th November 2019 

The research team is delighted to announce details of our forthcoming two-day symposium which is the third annual event in this PaCCS (AHRC) funded project.  You are cordially invited to join us at this free event. Visit Symposium News & Events  for details of programme workshops, panels, speakers and film screenings.  To book tickets please visit the following pages - you will need to register separately on Eventbrite for each day of the symposium: Thursday 28th November and Friday 29th November.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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

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The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
Queen's University Belfast
18-19 University Square
Belfast
United Kingdom
BT7 1NN
T: +44 (0)208 9097 3413 / 3740
E: soundingconflict@qub.ac.uk

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