Learning Journeys

Please join us in our learning journey!

Below you will find a series of reflective blogs and presentations by different members of the Visualising Peace team. In sharing our individual experiences of studying peace and peacebuilding in different disciplines, we hope to involve and inspire others – both people new to peace studies and those with lots of experience already. Like peacebuilding itself, understanding peace is a joint endeavour – and we can learn a lot from sharing knowledge across different fields of learning, experience and expertise.

Drawing directly on entries in our Visualising Peace Library, some of the blogs and presentations below dive deep into specific aspects of peace studies. Others highlight productive contrasts and connections between different habits of studying, theorising and practicing peace in different disciplines and sectors. They look back at past trends, while also posing new research questions and identifying future pathways for more interdisciplinary, cross-sector, collaborative study. We hope you enjoy dipping into them as part of your own learning journey!

Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding 

In this blog, Visualising Peace student Madighan Ryan reflects on some of the research which she has recently added to our Visualising Peace…

Civil War and Peace in Sri Lanka

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Tao Yazaki discusses some of the research she has been doing on post-conflict transitions in Sri…

Fairy tales for peace

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Kim Wahnke discusses some of the research she has been doing on storytelling a positive peacebuilding…

Gaming and Bilingualism in Peace Education

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Shengyuan Ji discusses a range of publications that cover gaming and bilingualism as interesting manifestations of…

Inner Peace

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Otilia Meden discusses some of the scholarship she has been reading about care and self-care in…

Monuments and Reconciliation

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Tao Yazaki discusses some of the research she has been doing on monuments and reconciliation in…

NGOs and Peacebuilding

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Samuel Huff discusses some of the scholarship he has been reading on the role played by…

Peace and Place

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Eleni Spilliotes discusses the research she has been doing into place-making as a form of peace-making….

Peace, Sustainability and Politics

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Kim Wahnke discusses the connections made between environmentalism, peace and politics in interdisciplinary scholarship. This is…

Seeking Justice, Achieving Peace

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Zoe Gudino discusses some of the research she has been doing into the relationship between post-conflict…

Social Homeostasis

In the presentation below, Visualising Peace student Ideja Bajra explores synergies between the study of cell biology and peacebuilding. She proposes a…

Understanding Utopia

In this presentation, Visualising Peace student Jadzia Allright discusses her research into ideas of utopia – as a way of exploring habits…