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Modern Languages Peace, conflict & identity in the modern world

This is a rapidly growing area of research at Strathclyde. Staff are interested in both conflict and peace at the international, state and local level and, in particular, the impact of conflict on individuals, their bodies, mental state and memory.

Research team

Our academic staff includes:

Among the research topics covered are:

  • diplomatic history
  • African-American history
  • soldiers’ lives & experiences
  • Eastern Europe
  • religion behind the Iron Curtain
  • Cold War history
  • French military history
  • terrorism in Italy
  • genocide in Africa
  • experiences of the Second World War

Recent publications

Recent publications our staff have written, and contributed to, include:

Our work with business & organisations

Researchers working on the peace, conflict and identity strand have participated in a number of high-profile public engagement and knowledge exchange initiatives, and have more such projects planned for the coming years, as we mark the centenary of the First World War. Events include:

  • Launching Debate and Changing Public Understanding of Czechoslovakia’s Treatment of Minorities
  • History, Role and Function of the British Embassy in Paris
  • Policy brief on exhuming and identifying victims of the Rwandan genocide, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Asylum casework related to the Rwandan genocide
  • Project MUSE initiative with Bellahouston Academy on memories of the First World War