The Humanities Research Institute at the University of Newcastle invites academics from a wide a variety of disciplines — including anthropology, art, criminology, history, international relations, law, literature, psychology, philosophy, political science and sociology — to submit proposals for panels and individual papers at its conference, Histories of Violence, to be held in the city of Newcastle from 21-23 August 2012.
Arjun Appadurai, New York University
Rosemary Gartner, University of Toronto
Gyanendra Pandey, Emory University
The program committee welcomes panels and paper proposals that deal with the history of violence in the broadest sense, in all parts of the world, from the fifteenth century to the present day. In order to complement the Humanities Research Institute’s continuing strengths in the history of violence, the Committee encourages proposals that involve histories of gender and race, cultural history, and religious history.
The Committee also invites submissions from scholars working in war, murder, mass murder and atrocity.
We invite prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: 30-minute panel presentations; a 90-minute workshop; or a jointly presented 90-minute round table session. For more information refer to Conference website.
To defray costs for postgraduate students, the Humanities Research Institute is offering competitive scholarships.
All submissions should be electronic and should be submitted before 1 May 2012.
Participants will be notified by 1 June 2012. Please include the following information:
1. Panel title & short, one paragraph description.
2. Paper proposals for each paper (no more than half a page).
3. The CVs of all participants.
4. Email address of designated contact person.
All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
A/Prof Philip Dwyer, Philip.Dwyer@newcastle.edu.au
Prof. Lyndall Ryan, Lyndall.Ryan@newcastle.edu.au