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Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue

Call for Papers

Theme: Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue
Type: International Conference
Institution: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Location: London (United Kingdom) – Online
Date: 5.–6.6.2021
Deadline: 15.4.2021

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought,
word and deed, but we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make
strong progress towards it” – Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The principle of nonviolence, also known as nonviolent resistance,
rejects the use of physical violence to achieve social or political
change. History shows that the success of peaceful social
transformation depends largely on individuals who are charismatic,
knowledgeable, skilled in the strategies and methods of nonviolence
(Tolstoy, Gandhi, King, Chavez, Walesa, Dalai Lama, Louise Patterson,
Menchu and others). Gene Sharp coined the term revolutionary
nonviolence in the 20th century and transformed the meaning of the
nonviolence from the passive to an active agent as a framework for
creating peace.

This conference seeks to explore, analyse and discuss the complex
concept of nonviolence as a strategy toward peace and progress. It
will apply an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of
nonviolence and will also act as an academic space to explore
solutions for creating peace.

Conference presentations will be related, but not limited, to:

- Theories of nonviolence
- History of nonviolence
- Nonviolence and philosophy
- Nonviolence and peace studies
- Nonviolence and literature
- Nonviolence and media
- Nonviolence and art
- Nonviolence and culture
- Nonviolence and politics
- Icons of nonviolence
- Teaching nonviolence

The conference will bring together scholars from different fields
including philosophy, religion, sociology, international relations,
history, literature, art, peace studies, cultural studies, political
studies and others.

Submissions may propose various formats, including:

- Individually submitted papers (organised into panels by committee)
- Panels (3-4 individual papers)
- Roundtable discussions (led by one of the presenters)
- Posters

Proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be
sent by 15 April 2021 to:

Download Paper proposal form:

Registration fee: 90 GBP 

Conference website: