2023-2024 Fellowship Scheme Applications Now Open!

Interested in the Civil War Paths project? Want to join the Centre for the Comparative Study of Civil War? Our 2023-2024 Fellowship Scheme is now open to researchers in academia and beyond. Fellows will have access to an exciting network of civil war scholars. They will engage with our blog, seminar series, and other events.

Last year, our blog was accessed by over 4,000 readers from 70 countries. Our seminars featured world-leading scholars of civil war and political violence. And our workshops engaged scholars and practitioners.

The theme of this year’s Civil War Paths blog series is ‘Building Bridges.’ We will publish contributions: that bridge disciplinary boundaries; research with different forms of engaged practices (e.g., artistic, humanitarian, and journalistic practices); and research and policy.

Our seminar series, Between Scholarship and Practice, will explore exciting connections between scholarship and practice encompassing, for example, policy, art practice, and different forms of activism in the area of conflict and peace. Each seminar is a conversation between two speakers bringing contrasting perspectives on a selected topic.

And other events will focus on current events.

Fellows will receive a monthly newsletter with invitations to events and updates from the Centre.

Fellows will be required to:
– Attend our Seminar Series, and
– Contribute to our Blog.

Fellows will be invited to:
– Contribute to our Annual Conference.

Applications must be received by September 1st, 2023, here.


The long and short of it: micro and macro process times in civil war

Michael is an ESRC-funded doctoral student in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Research Assistant on the Civil War Paths Project. His research focuses on the emergence of new counter-terrorism practices in 1970s Britain. His thesis explores how historical discourses enable or constrain the evolution of new security relations, as witnessed in the UK case. He uses mixed quantitative and qualitative methods to analyse spatial and linguistic elements of 1970s counter-terrorism: considering material from the Hansard record of parliamentary debates, the UK National Archives, and the Belfast 'peace walls'. He was also editor for the Civil War Paths Project blog (2021-2022); and has worked on creating a 'map' of all civil war cases (coded according to the project's framework for typologising conflicts).