You will find an introduction to the Society below. However you may want to go directly to the following sites:
* News updates
*2013 CRS Annual Conference
* Previous conferences: programmes and abstracts
* Previous CRS events
* Cedric Smith Prize
* CRS Book of the Year
* CRS Newsletters and Journal
* Research Fields
* Major social science conferences
2013 CRS Annual Conference
Call for Papers
Peace and Conflict: an international interdisciplinary conference
Conflict Research Society 1963-2013 Anniversary Conference
hosted by University of Essex, UK.
September 17-18, Tuesday – Wednesday, 2013 (core)
September 19, Thursday, 2013 (focus on peace and conflict science
– and also sessions of the European Network for Conflict Research: http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/isch/Actions/IS1107)
Call for Papers
An initial expression of interest NOW would be extremely helpful. Contributions will be accepted on the basis of a 200-300 word abstract (or proposal for a panel) which should be submitted BY 31 MARCH 2013. Please contact Sara Polo: by post at Department of Government, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK; or by email at email@example.com; or visit the website www.crs2012.net/register.php
Further information can be obtained from Gordon Burt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to the Society
The Conflict Research Society (CRS) promotes research and the extension of knowledge about conflict processes and cooperation of all kinds. Though it has an international membership and presence, the events that it organises are normally held within the UK and Ireland.
The CRS was officially inaugurated in 1963 at University College, London while John Burton was lecturing there. It was the first British academic group to focus on conflict, predating the Bradford School of Peace Studies. In 1969, the CRS created the Richardson Institute for Peace Studies as its research arm. This is now housed and assisted by Lancaster University under the wing of its Department of Politics. The CRS has, and has had as members many distinguished peace researchers and others with wide involvements in related disciplines. The Society continues to play an influential part in bringing together a great diversity of interests to support the advance of our understanding of peace and conflict processes
The CRS fosters research and knowledge about the processes, methods and effectiveness of conflict, and the potential for cooperation and reconciliation.
It promotes its objectives by:
- Publishing a newsletter
- Arranging conferences
- Providing opportunities for dissemination and exchange of ideas and information
- Making grants to promote the objectives of the Society, and raising funds for this purpose
- Co-operating with others to promote the objectives of the Society
Through the Sydney Bailey Fund the CRS provides small grants to postgraduate students.