Practices of Violence is a digital space where MA-students get the opportunity to work through a real-life research-process. Mentored by senior scholars, students document, analyse, and discuss practices of (collective) violence.
With their case studies they help build a collaborative plattform that also contains other resources.
Motivating students works in many ways. A publication during the studies is one of them. We know that research is never a one-man show. Nevertheless, seminars are often designed in exactly this way. Students attend seminars and turn in a paper at the end. This is graded and disappears into the archives. On this platform on the other hand, you give students the opportunity to write a paper, review it with you, and finally publish it here at the end.
Care for some scientists’ fame? Are you interested in another ending to your research than only a grade? Well, here you can be part of a collaborative research project. You can propose it to your teachers or chose a topic in your seminar that fits your teacher as well as the enzyclopedia. In the end what you take with you is a published paper, that you can cite and let be cited.
For details please feel free to contact us.
Christian Gudehus is a senior scholar at the Institute of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict and teaches at the faculty of social science, both at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Generously and unbureaucratically funded by the RUB’s Forschendes Lernen programme, he launched the project in 2020. So far, he has mentored students from the RUB as well as from University College Maastricht.
The Encyclopaedia aims to allow students to go through a real-life research process – from the beginning to the end.