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Centre for the Study of Violence

Our aim is to provoke fresh thinking about how violence operates in the modern world and the ways to challenge and overcome it.

Who we are

We are an emerging Centre that seeks to expand dialogue on violence within and beyond the University of Bath.

Current members of the Centre come from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing diverse disciplinary and methodological insights into the conceptualisation and study of violence.

We pursue dialogue that deepens understanding of the inter-relationships between different forms of violence and share a commitment to the prevention of violence and amelioration of its impact, including through education.

The Centre for the Study of Violence is part of the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

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Indicative areas of research

  • Pedagogies of violence
  • Humanitarian futures
  • Organised crime
  • The politics of disappearance
  • Psychologies of violence
  • Genocide and mass killing
  • Militarism and masculinities
  • Gendered and domestic violence
  • Ecologies of violence
  • Security, science and technology
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View the latest updates from our Centre.

The Suicide of Wales

A landscape portrait of the valleys

Prof Brad Evans, Director of the Centre for the Study of Violence writes for UnHerd about the "dejection and despair now hanging over the Valleys".

Videos and media

A collection of videos and podcasts from our Centre and its members.

Poisons and Pestilence podcast series

Dr Brett Edwards' podcast series examines the history of biological and chemical weapons, discussing common tropes found in such films, media and literature.

Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence is a forum dedicated to the study of violence. Members of our Centre regularly write about important topics, sharing their opinions and expertise.

Our research and people

Find out more about our members and their research activity.

Study with us

Our research informs the content of several courses taught at Bath. Alongside delivering dedicated units that focus directly on violence, our members provide research-led teaching and supervision at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.

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About us

We are a research active Centre focused on countering violence through open and engaged educational practices.

Our global network of practitioners combines the fields of research, education, policy and culture. This collective approach allows us to explore the transformative potential of interdisciplinary educational practices.

We promote new ways to research, teach and rethink how violence operates in the contemporary world – from theatres of war to the terrain of the everyday.