On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century

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January 20, 2020 to January 21, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Asian American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Human Rights, Literature

On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century

A Two day international Conference

Venue: Phuket, Thailand

Date: 20 & 21 January, 2020


“How can we have more viable and livable lives?”[1]


“There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism” (bell hooks)


            We are living in a world that is driven and governed by conflicts and violence in different shapes and manifestations. Rampant incidents of human rights (HR) violations across the world: the Kashmir issue, problem of naxalism in India, terrorism in Pakistan, racism and poverty in Africa, indigenious rights in Australia and New Zealand, and so on, point out to a pressing concern that such violations of rights need to have new and viable interventionist model of human rights. Violence has become a periodic event in this increasingly globalised world. Seen from this context, it would not be wrong to say that the contemporary global world has heightened and subjugated the conditions of the marginalised.

            This two day international conference aims at providing new directions to the present discourse on humanism with a view to making them more effective and impactful.

The Conference seeks papers from different fields such as political science, literature, philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, international relations, and media studies.

            The aim of this conference and collaborative networking event is to bring people together and encourage debates in the context of a variety of formats: papers, seminars, workshops, poster presentations, panels, roundtables etc.

            All the papers accepted by the reviewing committee would be accepted for publication in an edited collection from refereed publishing house in the UK. Two editors would be selected from amongst the participants at the post-Conference session on 21st January, 2020.


About the Conference: Participants will get opportunity to join the globe of scholars and become part of this international conference. This inaugural conference would lead to the creation of an international research network on Human Rights : Literatures and Cultures. Interested participants can become the founding members of the proposed international research network for free.


Abstract Word limit : 300 words

Abstract submission dates: November 30th, 2020

Abstract acceptance date:  December 10th, 2020

Registration: December 20th, 2020

Registration Fee:   USD 290/- (This includes conference kit and refreshments)

Email: humanrightsandliterature@gmail.com

For any queries, feel free to write to the above-mentioned email


[1] Judith Butler

Contact Info: 

Prof Veena D

Institute of Human Rights and International Relations,  Thailand