Interpersonal Violence Interventions – Social and Cultural Perspectives

Call for Papers and Sessions

The organizers would like to welcome academic contributions for the

Interpersonal Violence Interventions – Social and Cultural Perspectives

3rd International Conference, 10th –12th June 2020

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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How has violence been understood in different ages and cultures? How is it defined today? How do we approach violence as an issue for scientific research and a problem for professional practices? 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:

Robert Jensen, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Richard Mc Mahon, MIC, University of Limerick, Ireland

Marius Råkil, Alternative to Violence, Norway

Nicky Stanley, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Following the two successful IPVI conferences 2013 and 2017, 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 abstracts (max 300 words) can be submitted between 7th October and 30th November 2019. Decisions on acceptance will be sent at latest by 31th January 2020. The language of the conference is English.

Evaluation criteria of the abstracts: coherence, clarity, relevance and focus of the presentation. Accepted abstracts will be published in the electronic conference abstract book.

The scientific committee of the conference will evaluate the posters during the conference. The best poster will be announced at the closing event of the conference.

The following topics will be especially emphasized:

  • Cultural perspectives and community-responses to violence
  • Digital violence and abuse
  • Encountering violence in educational, social and health care settings
  • Environmental violence and its consequences
  • 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
  • Theorising 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 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 Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä

Finnish institute for health and welfare, Finland

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