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.

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The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice is a Global Research Institute (GRI).


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