Joint Academic Journal Update

 

“Dealing with the Legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland through Engagement & Dialogue”

Academic Journal Update: 4 weeks to deadline for 25 papers from around the world

7 May 2020: A major milestone has been achieved in commencing & launching the review process for our major Academic collaborative work with the Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR) at NUI Galway.  With a number of final submissions having now been received, 25 abstracts have been ultimately accepted for our joint Academic Journal with ICHR at NUI Galway entitled “Dealing with the Legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland through Engagement & Dialogue”.  The Editorial Team of Prof. Ray Murphy, ICHR, University of Ulsters Prof Patricia Lundy, Dr. Niall Gilmartin & Dr. Philip McDermott; and Dr. Rory Finegan, Assistant Programme Manager, Glencrees Legacy of Violence, Peace IV project will be busy peer reviewing all 25 submissions which are due for submission by 5th June 2020.  The Journal, which will be launched at an Academic Seminar in NUI Galway on 26 November, will be an excellent platform to capture the findings of the Peace IV Project for future researchers & practitioners in Human Rights & Peace Studies; and generate to a wider audience the work and ethos of the Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation.

 

25 Abstracts accepted for Joint Academic Journal under Peace IV Programme

Journal to be launched at Academic Seminar in NUI Galway in November

2 April 2020: Glencree Centre had a tremendous response to its joint Academic Journal in collaboration with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and colleagues on the editorial board at Ulster University Jordanstown. Following a review of Abstracts received from around the world, the Editorial Team has now invited 25 papers from a wide and diverse range of contributors.

The Academic Journal entitled “Dealing with the Legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland through Engagement & Dialogue” will capture the findings of the Peace IV Programme for future researchers and practitioners in peace studies and provide a window into the work and ethos of the Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation. The Journal will be launched at an Academic Seminar to be hosted by Glencree and the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway giving contributors the opportunity to present their papers to an open audience. This one-day event will take place on 26th November 2020 at NUI Galway.

The Academic Journal Editorial Team includes Dr Rory Finegan, Assistant Programme Manager of Glencree’s “Addressing the Legacy of Violence through Facilitated Dialogue” project; Professor Ray Murphy from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway; and, Professor Patricia Lundy and Dr Niall Gilmartin both of Ulster University Jordanstown.

Commenting on the submissions received Dr Rory Finegan said: “We are delighted with the quality and level of interest in the journal with abstracts submitted from as far away as the U.S., South Africa and Hong Kong. I would like to thank all of the contributors for their submissions and my colleagues on the editorial team for their analysis and review in this first stage. We look forward to the findings of the papers in this key thematic debate encapsulated within the ongoing Peace Process and to be able to share learnings on a national and international basis.”

The Academic Journal is being published as part of Glencree’s ‘Addressing the Legacy of Violence through Facilitated Dialogue’ project under the Peace IV Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and financed by the ERDF. The PEACE IV Programme is a unique cross-border initiative designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region or Ireland.

Launched with a Call for Papers in December 2019, submissions for the joint Academic Journal were invited from academics and practitioners who are involved in fostering and developing inter-communal relationships and those that seek to address ongoing legacy issues of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Submissions were invited to address key themes/questions such as:

  • The Language, Discourse & Identity around the issue of dealing with the legacy of intercommunal violence.
  • Reconciliation, the obstacles to same and how it might be achieved.
  • The Role of Geography whereby narrative and political memory is deeply embedded into the local landscape.
  • The Impact of Gender and how Women’s Groups contribute to possible reconciliation in a post-conflict environment.
  • How the experience of Victims and Survivors Groups can inform international audiences and other post-conflict environments in developing transitional justice models.

The 25 contributions, which are due for submission no later than 1 June 2020, will be subject to a full peer review process by the Editorial Team. Final submissions should not exceed 3,000 words, should be referenced in accordance with the Chicago Referencing Style and submitted in Word (.docx) to rory.finegan@glencree.ie.