Understanding Human Violence

Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck University of London, will focus her series Understanding Human Violence, on looking at aggression that exists in every period of history and in every culture.

She will be considering how violence has changed over time and what ideologies have been harnessed to legitimise aggression, investigating the origins, causes, representation, and experience of violence from the eighteenth century to the present. Only by understanding the history of violence can we make steps towards forging a more peaceable world.

Past Lectures In This Series
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The History of Pain

Professor Joanna Bourke
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 6:00PM
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A Global History of Sexual Violence

Professor Joanna Bourke
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 6:00PM
Future Lectures In This Series
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Military Training in Violence, 1914 to the Present

Professor Joanna Bourke
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 6:00PM