Symposium – Scarred Nations: Intrastate conflicts, legacies and reconciliation

20-21 April 2023, Auckland War Memorial Museum

The symposium’s framing of intrastate conflict (or civil war) within an international and historical
context (with significant Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific content) is unique, timely, and relevant
to both local and international audiences.

Intrastate conflicts are characterised by a multitude of perspectives, experiences, cultures,
histories, and sites. The Scarred Nations symposium draws together these diverse facets of
internal war into a shared conceptual space. While other examinations of intrastate conflict often
take particular disciplinary approaches, Scarred Nations examines this subject through a multiperspectival lens including historical, artistic, museological, military, and diplomatic responses.

The symposium is hosted by Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, in partnership with Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga and Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa and will include speakers Professor Alexander Gillespie, Professor James Belich and David Shearer MBE.

More information and how to register can be found here.