Call for Papers – Pacifism and Nonviolence Workshop

Research on pacifism and nonviolence has been buoyant since the turn of the twenty-first century. It also raises numerous further questions for further research. The Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence (JPN) intends to nurture and coordinate such research, as indicated by its multidisciplinary remit:

To help strengthen and inspire potential publications covered by that remit, and building on the successful workshop organised online in April 2022 at the European Consortium of Political Research’s Joint Sessions of Workshops, the JPN team are organising a free online workshop in April 2023 emulating the same highly rewarding model.

That is, every paper will be assigned a full hour for (brief) presentation and (extensive and constructive) discussion; all papers must be submitted at least two weeks in advance; and all participants are expected to read all papers and participate in the entirety of the workshop. This format has a track record of being widely appreciated by researchers precisely for its productive and community-strengthening qualities.

The workshop will be held on 19, 20 and 21 April 2023. It will be entirely online (using Zoom), hosted by Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (building on a successful series of 6 seminars in 2022). There will be no registration fee.

The intention is that papers presented at the workshop would eventually be submitted for potential publication in JPN. The main criteria for participation at the workshop are rigour, originality, and broad fit within JPN’s indicative research remit. It might be worth noting that JPN is committed to methodological plurality and to multidisciplinary. Also, the editorial team is particularly keen to consider papers on feminism/gender and on/from the Global South.

The deadline for abstracts is 16 November 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 30 November 2022. The deadline for accepted papers to be submitted to the workshop organisers for distribution across participants will be 29 March 2023.

Abstracts of up to 150 words along with author information (names and affiliation) should be sent to the Editorial Team at Any questions should be sent to that address too.

Please feel free to forward this call to any researchers and networks that might be interested.