Violence: Children, family and society conference 2015

Submitted by Associate Professor Jane Callaghan

First call for papers (first call closes 31st March)

Domestic violence conference wordleWe invite submissions for a 3 day conference exploring violence, to be held at the University of Northampton, 24-26 June 2015.

Violence is part of the daily lived experience of many people round the world. As a tool of domination and control, it impacts negatively on people’s health, mental health, interpersonal relationships, harms communities and produces a range of sociopolitical effects. This three day conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary and multi-professional context to consider the experience and impact of violence on children, families, individuals and society. We will also consider interventions and responses to violence at individual, interpersonal, community, political and social levels.

We are delighted to have some exceptional keynotes from academic, practice and activist backgrounds, who will share their work with delegates:

  • Polly Neate – Chief Executive, Women’s Aid
  • Ingrid Palmary – Professor at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Carlene Firmin – Head of MsUnderstood Partnership, and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire
  • Liz Kelly – Professor of Sexualised Violence and Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University
  • Arlene Vetere – Professor of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice Diakonhjemmet, Oslo, Norway and Affiliate Professor, Department of Family Studies, University of Malta, Malta

Call for Papers
The document for submitting Abstracts is here.

Proposals are invited for papers, workshops and symposia that explore:

  • Violence in families and interpersonal relationships
  • Relational aggression
  • Sexual violence and sexual abuse
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Community and gang related violence
  • Political violence and war
  • Violence and migration
  • Structural violence
  • The interface of violence as a tool of domination with other forms of discrimination, oppression and socioeconomic challenge.

We are interested in papers that explore the causes of violence, the impact and experience of violence, and interventions to prevent or reduce violence, or to support those affected by it.

Who should attend:

  • Academics and researchers interested in the study of violence as an interpersonal, social or political phenomenon
  • Professionals who work with children, families or communities affected by violence
  • Workers in charities involved with children, families or communities affected by violence
  • Professionals who work in criminal justice, policing and youth offending contexts where violence is a particular focus
  • Community activists and victim-survivors who have an interest in the prevention and reduction of violence, and in interventions with those affected by it.

For all conference related queries, please email:


Posted on March 3, 2015, in Conferences, School of Health, School of Social Sciences and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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