Interpersonal Violence Interventions - Social and Cultural Perspectives

Keskiviikko, kesäkuu 14, 2017 - Perjantai, kesäkuu 16, 2017

Interpersonal Violence Interventions - Social and Cultural Perspectives
2nd International Conference, 14th –16th June 2017
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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Note! CFP DL Dec 16 2016

How has violence been understood in different ages and cultures? How is it defined today? Conference’s aim is to bring together researchers and experts on interpersonal violence in the fields of social and legal studies, history, cultural research, psychology, philosophy, political science and health care or from any relevant discipline.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Rebecca Emerson Dobash, Professor Emerita, University of Manchester, UK
  • Russell P. Dobash, Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester, UK
  • Marianne Hester, Professor, University of Bristol, UK
  • Minoo Alinia, Associate Professor, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Brett L. Shadle, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Bob Pease, Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia

Following the first successful IPVI conference 2013, at the University of Jyväskylä, the purpose of this conference is again to create a forum in which researchers and experts from different disciplines and fields can present their research, development projects and practical implications. The conference will offer great opportunities for promoting interdisciplinary and multi-professional cooperation.

Proposals for oral presentations, posters and sessions with short abstracts (max 300 words) can be submitted between 15th September and 6th December 2016. Decisions on acceptance will be sent at latest by 20thJanuary 2017. The language of the conference is English. Accepted abstracts will be published in the electronic conference abstract book.

The following topics will be especially emphasized:

  • Cultural perspectives and community-responses to violence
  • Encountering violence in educational, social and health care settings
  • Gender and violence
  • Hate speech and violence
  • Honour, shame and violence
  • Interpersonal violence: international comparisons
  • Non-physical violence, bullying, and virtual violence
  • Religion, authorities and violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Violence and institutions
  • Violence and lifespan: children, youth, adults and elderly
  • Violence and media
  • Violence crimes and criminology
  • Violence in family relations
  • Violence intervention and prevention
  • Violence research theories and methodologies
  • Violence, ethnicity and colonialism
  • Workplace violence and harassment



Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä
Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä
Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä
Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

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