This section of the PHS Forum is dedicated to sharing resources that students, faculty, and the larger Saybrook Community might find helpful. Look here for links to web services, journals, resource databases, conference materials, and other valuable ways of networking with like-minded colleagues.
The Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation is Berghof Conflict Research’s key publication. Constantly evolving and developing, this online platform presents cutting-edge knowledge and experience for scholars and practitioners working on transforming violent ethnopolitical conflict.
List of Journals in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution – crossposted from the Peace and Justice Studies Association, compiled by Plowshares Director David Leeper.
TED, the conference series that highlights groundbreaking ideas and people across every discipline you can think of, has in many ways become an informal voice for the “change education” movement. This week TED made it offical by announcing a new initiative called TED-ED.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ increases the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. This is a valuable resource for the Saybrook community, in addition to our own Library’s extensive resources. More information is available on the DOAJ website as well as the Saybrook Forum.
Global Nonviolent Action Database
Inaugurated September, 2011, at Swarthmore College, under the direction of scholar and professor George Lakey, the Database is a valuable resource providing free access to information about hundreds of cases of nonviolent action for learning and citizen action. Read more about it in the Saybrook Forum.
PCDN a free professional networking site (with over 22,800 members from around the world) to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields.
The types of materials that can be posted to the site include fellowship/scholarship opportunities, information about relevant academic programs, training opportunities, news about new publications (policy and/or academic), questions about new or ongoing research projects, discussion of conflict regions, videos and photos, and more. Check out the Key Resource Guides for additional information. PCDN seeks to create horizontal networking and information sharing for individuals and groups around the world. Members can chat with each other, create blogs, add to discussion topics, and share current research, experiences and challenges from the field.
Global Campaign for Peace Education Newsletter
The monthly newsletter of the Global Campaign for Peace Education features articles and news as tohow and where the GCPE network is active and growing. It includes a monthly introductory letter from a member of the GCPE; reports from the field chronicling successes and challenges; listing of events, conferences, and trainings in peace education from around the world; new publications; job postings; and occasional action alerts.
The Metta Center’s section on Resources includes tools such as a studyguide for learning about nonviolence, course lectures, a glossary, downloadable publications, and other useful resources for nonviolence education.
Metta’s mission is to promote the transition to a nonviolent future by making the logic, history, and yet-unexplored potential of nonviolence available to activists and agents of cultural change (which ultimately includes all of us). They help practitioners use nonviolence more safely and effectively, and anyone interested to understand and articulate it more fully.
Resources for training in nonviolence and civil resistance
With the many Occupy movements currently underway worldwide, there is an increased need for preparation and training in nonviolent protest.
Encyclopedia of Peace Education
The Encyclopedia of Peace Education provides a comprehensive overview of the scholarly developments in the field to date as well as new insights from across the globe from the various actors involved in advancing peace education internationally. Thus, this online resource serves as a living reference guide that traces the history and emergence of the field, highlights foundational concepts, contextualizes peace education practice across international and disciplinary borders, and suggests new directions for peace educators.
From core conceptual perspectives to the moral and spiritual foundations of the field to the role of the United Nations, the Encyclopedia grounds peace education in a solid theoretical and practical framework through the writings of the field’s most renowned scholars. This online resource targets undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and practitioners working in international and non-governmental organizations in the field of peace education.
Conference Alerts is a valuable resource for academics. Users subscribe (for free) to receive e-mail notifications about upcoming conferences and events. These alerts can be individually tailored to correspond with various interest areas, available dates, and preferred conference destinations worldwide. It is also possible to add events to the Conference Alerts database to share with others.
Examples of conference listings relevant to the Saybrook community might include those in the social sciences and humanities, psychology, religious studies, conflict resolution, communications and media, globalization studies, gender studies, LGBT, human rights, sustainable development, e-learning, and higher education, among others. Conference Alerts is based in South Africa but the service includes events occurring throughout the globe.
Using the Peace Education Lens illustrates the concepts of peace and violence and to highlight their potential influences on various fields of social and environmental study. This fantastic resource – developed by Dr. Elspeth Macdonald at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at The University of Otago, New Zealand – merges the fields of digital photography and peace education.
The organization Teach for Peace has gathered a list of Peace Education curricula and resources on their website, including Exploring Humanitarian Law; Facing History and Ourselves; Global Campaign for Peace Education; National Peace Academy; Teachers Without Borders; and the Zinn Education Project.