Call for Abstract: Violence and Its Control in Early Modern Europe, York, 4-5 July 2023

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Call for Papers
July 4, 2023 to July 5, 2023
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, European History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Interpersonal violence is the product of complex interactions between cultural, social, political, and environmental factors and is
subject to transformations that reflect on-going changes within society. In the framework of the MSCA ViolenControl research
project, a conference will be hosted at the University of York between 4-5 July 2023.

We welcome papers focused on violence and its control in Early Modern Europe. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Quantitative analysis of violence
Peacemaking, public order, and policing
Interrelationships between criminal justice and violence
Factionalism, political and elite violence
Ecological factors and violence
Class, gender-based, and collective violence
Minorities and violence
Spatial patterns of violence

Key-note speaker: Dr. Amanda Madden (George Mason University)

Please send a 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement to Andrew Vidali ( by 16 December 2022.
A selection of papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume.

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