Introduction: The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Wessels

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The arrival of the Digital Age added a new way to preserve memories of war and conflict. These developments beg deeper reflection on the role of cyberspace and how memories of conflict have become publicly and collectively owned, shared and mediated in the digital space. Cyberspace offers a context for the deposit of digital memorials for victims and casualties of war from any adversary in a conflict. The final workshop in a three-part exploratory series entitled Virtual Zones of Peace and Conflict is the basis for this special section, which deals with digital memory. The three articles were selected because they reflect on the role of the Digital Age in peace and conflict studies, and specifically focus on the intersection between online (virtual) and offline (physical) realities and how cyberspace forms an enabling environment for digital memorializations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125–129
Number of pages5
JournalConflict and Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • digitalization
  • Digital Age
  • cyberspace
  • peace and conflict
  • memory
  • reality
  • warfare


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