Violence and Society
23rd February 2023
Violence has a shattering impact on individuals, communities, and societies. In the College of Arts and Humanities, an interdisciplinary group of scholars study the sources, impacts, representations, commemorations, and legacies of violence. We think about how states, societies, and communities promote, restrain, and regulate violence, from global wars to interpersonal relations.
Scholars in the College examine the relationship between different scales of violence, geographically and chronologically, and study the two world wars; violence in contemporary politics, society, and culture; culture and mechanics of violence in ancient Rome; interpersonal violence; ecological violence; gender and violence; security; representations of violence; and cybersecurity. The College’s internationally renowned Centre for War Studies fosters links with researchers in the College of Social Sciences and Law, particularly in politics and sociology.
Associated Masters Programme
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Projects, News and Events
- War Makes Monsters: Crime and Criminality in Times of Conflict
- Dr Manu Braganca Announces new research initiative on France during World War II
- Professor Robert Gerwarth wins €2.5million ERC Advanced Grant
- Civil Wars in History, c. 1500-2000
- 'Sexual Violence and the Irish State: The Survivors' Perspectives; Series
- New 'Sexual Violence and the Irish State' Series is Announced
- Emilie Pine Wins UCD Research 2019 Impact Competition