World War 2 Peace: Seeking Research Workshop Instructors

Erica Fugger Discussion


Dear colleagues, 

I am writing to share information about a new transnational research programme on peace history. World War 2 Peace seeks to train and empower global peacebuilders from within the Bosch Alumni Network (BAN) with research skills to document how social movements towards peace mobilized after the end of World War II still impact life in their communities today. Inspired by the founding of the United Nations and International Declaration of Human Rights, we seek to collectively examine how sharing local approaches to peace can help generate innovative methods on a global scale.

Notably, this project will explore the historical impact of local actors and events, as well as national narratives and public memory around peacebuilding, on every continent. A team of BAN researchers will collect multimedia materials documenting these local and regional stories, and we will analyse and present the various themes that connect them together. To make this history of peacebuilding accessible to diverse audiences, we intend to create an online exhibition and offer opportunities for these important stories to be displayed and discussed around the world. By connecting the past to the present—and the local with the global—we hope to better understand how "peace" has been a motivating force for the past 75 years.

To train this team of researchers, we are recruiting experts to help teach a series of training workshops in June, before the researchers embark on their projects. If you have a background in creative documentation or qualitative research and may be interested in teaching a skill-building workshop (e.g. on interviewing, photography, archival research, etc.), please consider applying to our workshop instructor program by 15 May 2021. 


You are also welcome to join us for either of two information sessions this Friday, 30 April 2021 by RSVPing to the event pages below:

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World War 2 Peace received funding through an ideas pitch competition administered by the Peace Cluster of the Bosch Alumni Network, which is a cooperation between the Robert Bosch Stiftung and IAC Berlin. It is also generously supported by the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at Columbia University. 

For additional information, please see this document or reach out to project co-directors Erica Fugger & Adis Hukanović via We look forward to providing updates about our research programme and exhibition in the coming months. Thank you for your support! 

Warm wishes,

Erica Fugger & Adis Hukanović 

Co-Directors, World War 2 Peace