Conflict and Security

Juno Beach

The research theme Conflict and Security combines advances in theory and historiography with new empirical findings on political conflict and security. Issues of collective violence, war and (in)security are studied from a range of theoretical vocabularies and methodologies.

Our researchers draw from the fields of History, International Relations and Conflict Studies and use methods such as archival research, ethnographic field work and oral history. Projects range from the emergence of a European security culture in the 19th century, history of the Cold War, intelligence and military history, (non-)proliferation and hybrid warfare to rebel governance, policing, urban violence, the politics of international intervention, new forms of shadow warfare and the role of technologies of surveillance.

This cluster consists of two sub-groups:

History of security (19th-21st century) | Terrorism | Conflict studies | Technologies of violence