Friday 13 May 2016, S0.19 Social Sciences Building, University of Warwick
Jonathan Davies · Christopher Read
The history of violence has been the subject of extensive research. The Warwick History of Violence Network provides a focus for all areas of research into personal, social, political, and cultural violence. This includes but is not limited to interpersonal violence comprising lethal violence (murder and manslaughter), non-lethal violence (assault and rape), and consensual violence; collective violence (carnival, charivari, and massacres); individual and group political violence (riots, strikes, terrorism and revolution); and state violence against the individual (execution, punishment, terror). The Network also investigates cultural polemics and violence. In addition, it ignores the traditional differentiation of war from violence.
The Network is strongly interdisciplinary, drawing on anthropological, economic, emotional, environmental, gender, geographical, historical, legal, medical, philosophical, political, psychological, rhetorical, sociological, spatial, and visual approaches. The Network ranges from the late Middle Ages to the present and reaches across the globe with members working on Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
10-30 Reception and Coffee
11-00 – 11.30 Richard Bessel (York) Keynote introduction: Violence: A Modern Obsession
11.30 – 1-00 Revolutionary Violence: Theory and Practice
Steve Smith (All Souls) Revolutionary violence
Philippe le Goff (Kingston) Auguste Blanqui and the question of violence
Alistair Dickins (Manchester) Rewriting a Violent Script? The Fear of Popular Unrest in the Russian Revolution, 1917
1-00 – 1-45 Lunch Break
1-45 – 3-30 War, Race, Drugs and Violence
Pierre Purseigle (Warwick) War, violence, and solidarity. The urban experience of the First World War
Ben Smith (Warwick) Mexican cartels and the Drugs Wars
Michael Fleming (Warwick) Narrating anti-Semitic violence to the British governing class: The Weekly Political Intelligence Summary and the Holocaust.
Brendan McGeever (Birkbeck) Why was anti-Semitic violence such a problem within the revolutionary left specifically in Ukraine/western Russia in 1918 and 1919?
3-30 – 4-00 Break
4-00 – 4-30 Summary of the Day – Future Plans
Download programme here: Warwick History of Violence Network Workshop Programme
Getting to Warwick: By car – There are a number of car parks on campus. For Social Sciences Car Parks 8, 10 and 15 are within five minutes walk. (Pay and Display – £3 for full day). Postcode for satnav: CV4 7AL
By Train: Coventry Station then taxi or bus no 12X, 11 and 11U from station forecourt –to the campus (30 mins approx)
Full details on University website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/
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