In Place of War was started by Professor James Thompson in 2004 as an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded research project on the relationship between performance and war. Since then, research activities have expanded to explore the role of creative endeavours in sites of conflict and post conflict development. Our research is focused on generating new knowledge that can be translated into policy and practice, thus benefiting the local communities affected by conflict.
To date In Place of War has produced the following research outputs:
- Creative enterprise as a pathway to youth participation and development: Results from the Creative Entrepreneur Programme Pilot in the MENA region. (2016)
- Humanitarianism 2.0 (2015)
- Huges J. (2011) Performance in a Time of Terror (MUP)
- Jefferies. A.(2011). Refugees, Theatre and Crisis (Palgrave)
- Thompson, J. and Neziraj, J. ed. Theatre and Nationalism. Kosova: Qendra Multimedia / IPOW (In Place of War) at University of Manchester, 2011
- Thompson, J. (2009) Performance Affects. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Thompson, J, Hughes,J & Balfour, M (2009). Performance In Place of War.Enactments. London/Chicago: Seagull Books.
Outputs from the research have been included in the highly successful REF submission of three Drama staff. 55% of the University of Manchester Drama 2014 REF submissions were deemed world leading, demonstrating the quality of research generated.