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“Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue” International Conference

Organization: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Categories: Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Science, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2020-06-06 to 2020-06-07 Abstract Due: 2019-12-01

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed, but we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it” – Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The principle of nonviolence, also known as nonviolent resistance, rejects the use of physical violence to achieve social or political change. History shows that the success of peaceful social transformation depends largely on individuals who are charismatic, knowledgeable, skilled in the strategies and methods of nonviolence (Tolstoy, Gandhi, King, Chavez, Walesa, Dalai Lama, Louise Patterson, Menchu and others). Gene Sharp coined the term revolutionary nonviolence in the 20th century and transformed the meaning of the nonviolence from the passive to an active agent as a framework for creating peace.

This conference seeks to explore, analyse and discuss the complex concept of nonviolence as a strategy toward peace and progress. It will apply an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of nonviolence and will also act as an academic space to explore solutions for creating peace.

Conference presentations will be related, but not limited, to:

Theories of nonviolence
History of nonviolence
Nonviolence and philosophy
Nonviolence and peace studies
Nonviolence and literature
Nonviolence and media
Nonviolence and art
Nonviolence and culture
Nonviolence and politics
Icons of nonviolence
Teaching nonviolence
The conference will bring together scholars from different fields including philosophy, religion, sociology, international relations, history, literature, art, peace studies, cultural studies, political studies and others.

Submissions may propose various formats, including:

*Individually submitted papers (organised into panels by committee)

* Panels (3-4 individual papers)

* Roundtable discussions (led by one of the presenters)

* Posters

Proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 1 December 2019 to violence.society@lcir.co.uk. Download Paper proposal form.

Standard registration fee – 180 GBP   

Student registration fee – 160 GBP  

Conference venue: Brasenose College, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Square, Oxford  OX14AJ



Dr Olena Lytovka