Panel ‘Politics, spaces and cultures of conflict: The case of Cyprus’ at IAMCR2018

2018-06-29

The panel ‘Politics, spaces and cultures of conflict: The case of Cyprus’ was organised at the conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (20-24 June 2018, Eugene, USA), by the members of the department of Informatics and Media, Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier.

The panel, which took place on 22 June, brought together scholars who have been studying different dimensions and aspects of conflict. Cyprus, an island of enduring conflict, served as a locus for the examination and analysis of material, discursive and cultural aspects, dimensions and practices of (mediated) conflict. The panel’s presenters paid special attention to the intertwining of ethnicity, nationalism and conflict, and the role of nationalism in the division of Cyprus, but also to the cultural dimension of conflict, and the ways in which the culture of conflict impacts on identities, signifying and material practices, politics, civic engagement and everyday life.

The presentations of the panel were part of the book Cyprus and its Conflicts. Representations, Materialities and Cultures,edited by Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier (New York: Berghahn Books, 2018).

Panel Presenters:
Susan Drucker(Hofstra University) and Gary Gumpert(City University of New York)
Nico Carpentier(Uppsala University)
Vaia Doudaki(Uppsala University)
Beybin Kejanlioglu(Giresun University, Turkey) 
Vaia Doudaki, is associate professor in media and communication studies at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University.
Nico Carpentier is professor in media and communication studies at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University.

Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier presenting their work at the IAMCR panel ‘Politics, spaces and cultures of conflict: The case of Cyprus'.
Photos by Nico Carpentier and Vaia Doudaki