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Global Networks of Violence Symposium

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Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Deana Heath, University of Liverpool: “Hidden from History: Sexual violence against men”

With the recent ‘global turn’ in historical studies, historians are finding new insights into the interconnectedness of our world through a variety of themes, such as migration, trade, communication, intelligence and technology. Violence, especially in the form of warfare, remains one of the most powerful global connectors. As historian David A. Bell argues, ‘Military conquest, of the sort undertaken by Germany and Japan in World War II, is the most direct form of “global connection” imaginable,’ yet it is often overlooked in studies of global history. One must only study World War I, World War II or the Cold War to understand the ways in which violence creates networks across nationalities and spaces. However, war is not the only form through which violence can serve as a connector: indeed, daily forms of violence, such as flogging, created shared corporal experiences amongst colonized populations and generated intense debates amongst administrators. Terrorist networks represent another form of global violence that occupy the attention of scholars and policymakers alike. This symposium aims to bring together graduate students and historians for a collective inquiry into the nature, forms and consequences of global networks of violence. The symposium will take place at the University of Cambridge on Friday, September 25th.

Schedule

All events take place in the Junior Parlour, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Registration and check-in at 9:00am

10:00am: Panel 1, Networks of War

Speaker 1: Tim Gray, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, “Clubmen and peaceable armies: The Anglo-Welsh experience of civil war 1645-48” (10:00-10:20)

Speaker 2: Fraser Raeburn, University of Edinburgh, “Re-examining the Mobilisation of British volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-9).” (10:20-10:40)

Discussion: 10:40-11:00

11:05am: Panel 2, Violence and the City

Speaker 1: Xu Chong, History Centre, Sciences Po, “Coping with Nationalism and the Imperial Order: Public Protests and Repressions in Shanghai, 1917-1921” (11:05-11:25)

Speaker 2: Gruia Badescu, Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, University of Cambridge, “New Wars: Networks of Structural Violence in Reconstructing Belgrade and Sarajevo” (11:25-11:45)

Discussion: 11:45-12:05

12:05 Lunch

1:10pm: Panel 3, Violence in Colonial Spaces

Speaker 1: Daniel Neary, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, “State violence against Religious Communities in the Empire of Justinian,” (1:10-1:30)

Speaker 2: Bennett Collins, School of International Relations, University of St.Andrews, “The Papal Genocide: Examining the Ongoing Impact of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery on Indigenous Peoples in North America” (1:30-1:50)

Speaker 3: Alistair McClure, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, “Connecting the quotidian to the spectacular: the reintroduction of corporal violence in India,” (1:50-2:10)

Discussion: 2:10-2:30

2:30pm: Panel 4, Terrorist Networks

Speaker 1: Cathrin Ruppe, Irish Studies at the Université de Haute-Bretagne II, “Inherited Victimisation? Collective Memories of Irish Americans and the Support for the IRA ” (2:30-2:50)

Speaker 2: Judith Jacob, Department of International History, London School of Economics, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Continuity with the Indonesian Jihadist Movement” (2:50-3:10)

Discussion: 3:10-3:30

3:30-4:00pm: Tea Break

4:00pm: Keynote speaker

Dr. Deana Heath, University of Liverpool, “Hidden from History: Sexual violence against men” 4:00-5:30

5:30pm: Thank you and closing

This talk is part of the Violence and Conflict Graduate Workshop, Faculty of History series.

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