Call for Presentations


The Violence Project: 13th Global Meeting

Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Important: Dates for this Meeting have changed

Due to unforseen circumstances this years meeting will now take place between Sunday 5th August and Tuesday 7th August 2015 at Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Call for Presentations
This conference is one of a continuing series that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on Violence. Our intention is to contribute to the body of thought which seeks to understand the nature and causes of this endemic feature of society.  Such a complex phenomenon has many faces, a multitude of contexts (real or imagined), and many possible explanations in relation to causation and to the role Violence has played and still plays in societies all over the world and at every stage of development. The scale of Violence is vast, ranging from genocide, systematised torture and extermination through to the individual dispute in the family or the playground.  Perpetrators may be states, political or religious factions within states, military groups, state or private institutions, communities, gangs, families or individuals. The range of possible victims is equally diverse, ranging from the self to other individuals, families, racial, religious or ethnic groups, societal institutions, business corporations, groups within societies, states, and nations.

Possible explanations range across medical, historical, cultural, political, ethical, literary, functional, psychological, criminological, sociological, chemical, biological and economic sources. Case histories employ some or all of these perspectives in attempting to illuminate the phenomenon. Violence has always played a large part in the human imagination, and it has become to some extent a normalised part of many societies, a source of entertainment, ,and a feature of sports, cyberspace, games, literature, film and other media, music, art, sculpture and play.

We therefore invite contributions from any and all of these disciplinary areas.

Our inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach seeks to do justice to the richness of this theme at a conference where fruitful dialogue between and across disciplines is highly valued. As such we also welcome the submission of proposals across as many different formats as possible and can be in, but not limited to, any of the following; short workshops, practitioner-based activities, best practice showcases, how-to sessions, live demonstrations, performances, pre-formed panels, short film screenings, photographic essays, installations; interactive talks and alternative presentation styles that encourage engagement.

What to Send:
300 word proposals should be submitted by Friday 1st May 2015. All submissions are at least double blind peer reviewed. Proposals should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords..
E-mails should be entitled: Violence 13 Proposal Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs:
Diana Medlicott:
Rob Fisher:

The conference is part of the Probing the Boundaries programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook.  Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.