This seminar arose from the World Peace Foundation project of compiling an archive of documents relating to the peace processes in Sudan and South Sudan. The main objective of the seminar was to introduce the archive to scholars working on Sudan and South Sudan and on African peace processes. A second objective was to examine the challenges of researching Sudan, South Sudan, with particular reference to their peace processes, and to extend the analysis to research into African peace processes more generally.

Over the last fifteen years, internationally-facilitated peace talks have become a central element in the governance and politics of Sudan and South Sudan. However, these peace processes have generally been conducted behind closed doors in a manner that is opaque to citizens, scholars and other observers. Those who participated in these processes therefore have an obligation to make their knowledge and documentation available, for the historical record and as a contribution to democratic openness. The Sudan Peace Archive was set up to provide a means for compiling, stabilizing, cataloguing and making available documents on those peace processes. The project was supported by the U.S. Institute of Peace and implemented with the technical assistance of the archivists of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tisch Library, Tufts University.

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