2017 Finland Conference: Call for Papers

Call for Papers and Sessions

The organizers would like to welcome academic contributions for the Interpersonal Violence Interventions – Social and Cultural Perspectives 2nd International Conference, 14th –16th June 2017 University of Jyväskylä, Finland Web site: www.jyu.fi/ipvi

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:

Russell P. Dobash, Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester, UK

Rebecca Emerson Dobash , Professor Emerita, 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 15th November 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


For further information and electronic abstract system, please visit:

Web site: www.jyu.fi/ipvi

Email: ipvi-info@jyu.fi