The HCPB is hosted and led by the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. Our hub brings together researchers who aim to understand the communicative architecture/infrastructure of sustainable peace and the ways in which representational and non-representational communication can contribute to sustainable peacebuilding. We closely collaborate with the non-academic sector in the implementation of communicative activities geared towards peace.

Our Mission Statement

  • We aim to study and understand¬† the communicative conditions for civil peace.¬†
  • We believe that the communicative conditions for civil peace span both representational and non-representational forms of communication. In short, hybrid communication.
  • We explore the role of hybrid communication practices, mediated identities, memories and perceptions in the construction and disruption of peace both past and present.
  • We aim to advise policymakers and implement concrete actions geared towards the building of civil peace in collaboration with our academic and non-academic partners

Our Organigram