Call for Papers – Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation ­– Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium

16–21 April 2023, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Aotearoa New Zealand

Kia ora koutou,

The organising partners for Scarred Nations are delighted to invite paper submissions to this international, multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on intrastate conflict, its legacies, and processes of reconciliation 

The goals of the symposium include creating a conceptual space in which perspectives from multiple fields and experiences can be shared. It will initiate and promote research that makes a substantial contribution to many fields, not least those concerned with peace and conflict. The symposium will draw on national and international experts, including representatives from academia, iwi, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, peacekeepers, and those with direct experience of civil war to frame discussions and seek solutions to conflict and its myriad legacies.

For more information on the symposium and guidance on how to submit a paper proposal, visit:

The Scarred Nations symposium is organised by:

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
  • Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa
  • Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) Research Network