Launch of the virtual Encyclopaedia ‘Rewriting Peace and Conflict’

From 7th March onwards, the virtual Encyclopaedia ‘Rewriting Peace and Conflict’ will be made accessible to the public. By clicking on the link everyone who is interested can discover the texts and podcasts.

What is it about? 

Scholars, practitioners and activists from different geographies and positionalities have pointed to the need to resignify peace and conflict. Despite their shared ground, however, many of these debates have often developed in parallel and disjointed streams. Developed by the collaborative research network Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace and Conflict Studies, the Virtual Encyclopaedia offers a space of encounter for this wealth of ideas and arguments.

The Virtual Encyclopaedia is a compilation of theory, research, and practice in peace and conflict studies from de- and postcolonial perspectives. It aims to promote the inclusion of multiple and diverse voices and reach a plurality of audiences.

What will already be online on the day of the launch?

The Encyclopaedia will evolve gradually and will reflect findings and conceptual considerations from within the hierarchies-network. From 7th March 2024 onwards, the following media will be published:


  • Andréa Gill – Systems of Conflictivity
  • Claudia Brunner – Epistemic Violence
  • Juliana González Villamizar – Intersectionality
  • Koen Vlassenroot & Godefroid Muzalia – Collaborative Research
  • Sebi Durdiyeva – Transformative Justice and Decoloniality


  • Coloniality, peace & conflict: An introduction (with Manuela Boatcă, Siddharth Tripathi & Susanne Buckley-Zistel)
  • Why Coloniality? Plural approaches to big buzzwords (with Layla Brown & Filiberto Penados)