With the launch of its website, the regional research center “Transformations of Political Violence” (TraCe) increases its visibility. It offers a depiction of the participating institutions, the introduction of the scientific advisory board, a detailed team page and the possibility for the arrangement of (press) interviews. An overview of the research areas and precise description of the work packages reveals its working structure and gives valuable insights to the research process. Last but not least, the website provides regular news about TraCe’s work progress, events, publications and other medial formats to come.
Since April 2022, TraCe has been researching the causes, dynamics and effects of political violence from different scientific perspectives. The collaborative project, consisting of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Justus Liebig University Giessen, the Philipps University Marburg and the Technical University Darmstadt, is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a period of four years.
Until 2026, more than thirty scientists will examine historical and contemporary transformations of violence interdisciplinary with the aim of identifying the consequences for domestic and international peace as well as developing strategies to contain political violence under changing conditions. In doing so, the center not only wants to bundle the expertise of the various Hessian locations and make it internationally visible, but also to establish permanent series of events and promote a comprehensive knowledge transfer.
From PRIF, Christopher Daase, Nicole Deitelhoff, Sabine Mannitz, Thilo Marauhn, Hanna Pfeifer and Jonas Wolff are involved as principal investigators. Research associates are Regine Schwab and Núrel Bahí Reitz. The coordination of the research network as well as the knowledge transfer lie at PRIF with Jannik Pfister and Tina Cramer (respectively).
The website can be reached at the following URL and is available in both German and English: www.trace-center.de
The design was created with the help of grübelfabrik e.k. from Frankfurt and implemented by media machine from Mainz.
TraCe can also be found on Twitter as of today: https://twitter.com/TraCe_Violence