“Violence and Society”

International Conference

9-10 October 2021 – London/Online

organised by

 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 a complicated and controversial issue nowadays, as it may cover different levels – interpersonal, institutional, collective violence; as well as different forms – racist crimes, gender basedviolence, genocide etc. The conference will be an attempt to shed light on 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
  • Physiology and psychology of aggression and violence
  • Violence, crimes and criminology
  • Racism, gender based violence, homophobic violence
  • Religion and Violence
  • Social norms and culture of violence
  • Domestic violence, mass violence, genocide
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Spaces of violence
  • Violence in media
  • Violent sports
  • Hate speech
  • Violence in literature and art
  • Nonviolence and pacifist movements

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 should be sent by 15 September 2021 to: violence.society@lcir.co.uk. Download Paper proposal form.

Registration fee – 90 GBP