Mass Violence & Resistance (MV&R) is an interdisciplinary online journal focusing on 20th and 21st century massacres and genocides as well as on local resistance against mass violence. The aim of the journal is to provide reliable information on events that are sometimes difficult to document and that remain deeply rooted in individual and collective memories. Such events can be considered as ongoing, as their impact on national and international arenas continues.
MV&R pursues a program inaugurated by the Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence in 2008, broadening the scope to include diverse forms of resistance in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of mass violence and the interactions between oppression and resistance.
MV&R relies on the Mass Violence and Resistance Research Network, an interdisciplinary academic network based in Paris at the Centre de Recherches Internationales and the Centre d’Histoire of l’Institut d’Etude Politiques, also known as Sciences Po.
MV&R has constituted since it was launched an open-access resource center. The journal’s readership is global, representing every continent. Our readers are academics and students as well as citizens from diverse backgrounds.
MV&R welcomes contributions that combine empirical research and conceptual reflections on events themselves and on how they are remembered. Only peer- reviewed articles by top scholars in the field are published in the MV&R.