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CHHC Workshop

“Defining Violence: Texts and Methodologies”
January 20th, 2017
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)



Elizabeth Allen (UC Irvine, English)
Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA, French and Francophone Studies)
Jonathan Conant (Brown, History)
Piotr Gorecki (UC Riverside, History)
John Christian Laursen (UC Riverside, Political Science)
Dietrich Schotte (Philipps University Marburg)

For the precirculated materials, please click on the paper titles below.


Opening remarks and introductions: 10:00-10:15am

Session 1: Violence and Others 10:15-11:30am
Zrinka Stahuljak: Violence and Courtesy
Dietrich Schotte: Violence as a Universal Language

Coffee Break: 11:30-11:45am

Session 2: Violence and Social Order 11:45-1:00 pm
Elizabeth Allen: Narrating Violence, Reclaiming Order: Robert Tresilian in Sanctuary
Jonathan Conant: Violence and Memory in Late Antique North Africa

Lunch: 1:00-2:00pm

Session 3: Scaling Violence 2:00- 3:15pm
Piotr Gorecki: Violence in a Local Society: A Distinct Phenomenon?
John Christian Laursen: Quantities of Violence: the moral weighting of numbers of victims in cases of violence

Coffee Break: 3:15-3:30pm

Session 4: 3:30-4:30pm
Roundtable on the question: "Why study premodern violence today?"