“Violence and Society”

International Conference

9 June 2018 – London, UK

organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Conference venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX, UK 

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 will 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.

Proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 25 March, 2018  to:  violence.society@irf-network.org. Download paper proposal form.

Registration fee – 100 GBP

Conference venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX, UK