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Violence and Society

International Conference

18 March 2017 – Warsaw, Poland

organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundation

and

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

Violence has become one of the features of the present-day world. Although it has existed throughout times, playing undoubtedly an important role in the development of any society. The analysis of violence is one of the most complicated and controversial issues nowadays, as it may cover different levels of violence – interpersonal, institutional, collective; as well as different forms of violence – racist crime, homophobic or sexist crime, genocide etc. The conference might be an attempt to shed light on arguments about the social construction and nature of violence, applying an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of violence.

Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:

  • History of violence
  • Nature of violence
  • Racist and religious crimes
  • Homophobic and transphobic crimes
  • Mass violence and genocide
  • Sexual violence
  • Violence on TV, in video games
  • Violent sports
  • Addictions, generating violence
  • Violence in literature

The conference will bring together scholars from different fields including philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, linguistics, architecture, geography and others.

The language of the conference is English.

Proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 20 December, 2016 to: violence.society@irf-network.org. Download paper proposal form.

Papers will be published in an e-Book with an ISBN number.

Full registration fee – 70 EUR or 300 PLN     

Student registration fee – 50 EUR or 220 PLN

The conference fee covers all conference materials (including book of abstracts and publication), coffee breaks, lunch and a Warsaw city tour.

Venue: KOPERNIKA Conference Centre, ul. Kopernika 30, Warsaw