Regions of Conflict in Eastern Europe

  • Regions of Conflict in Eastern Europe

    Interpretative Knowledge as a Prerequisite for Solution Oriented Strategies

Regions of Conflict in Eastern Europe - Interpretative Knowledge as a Prerequisite for Solution Oriented Strategies

Dramatic developments in the Ukraine in 2013/14, such as the annexation of the Crimea in 2014 and the following sanctions of the West against Russia led the continent into a new East-West conflict. This conflict has manifested itself in the Ukraine-Russia crisis, but it has also become evident that several other regional conflicts play still role in Eastern Europe. A further outcome is also, that previous misjudgements resulted less in lack of factual information but rather in lack of interpretative knowledge. Therefore the LOEWE-project “Regions of Conflict in Eastern Europe” aims to provide interpretative knowledge as a prerequisite for solution oriented strategies, to develop new forms of East-West scientific communication, and doing so to prevent a new split of Europe. In these frames, the main goal of this LOEWE-project is to develop a new typology of conflict regions in direct dialogue with partners in Eastern Europe by means of a multiperspective analysis of the history and present of the conflict regions – from historical, linguistic, cultural and sociological perspectives. The results of the project will be shared with the public on the basis of a specially designed transfer project, in cooperation with relevant partners in Hesse.


Partners

  • Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg

Associate Partners

  • Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), member of the Leibniz Association
  • Deutsches Polen-Institut Darmstadt (DPI)
  • The Centre for Conflict Studies (CCS)
  • Schader-Stiftung Darmstadt

Subject areas

  • History Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Social Sciences