Revenge Conference

Reflections on Revenge: a conference on the culture and politics of vengeance
Key Information
Conference Title: Reflections on Revenge: a conference on the culture and politics of vengeance
Conference Date: 4 September 2015
Key Note Speaker:
Philippe Sands QC
Location: College Court
College Court Conference Centre
Knighton Road
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About the Conference

On 4 September 2015, the University of Leicester will welcome scholars from around the world to consider the topic of Revenge.

From film directors to neuroscientists, many have asked what motivates revenge, what course does it run, and what is its impact on individuals, societies and global history. This interdisciplinary conference will ask who seeks revenge and why, how it is done, how it is justified, how it is represented, how it feels to get revenge or be on the receiving end. This includes revenge starting with the smallest workplace slights, through family disputes and lynch mobs, to political violence, war and terrorism.

Keynote Speaker

Phillipe Sands, QC and author of 'Lawless World: Making and Breaking Global Rules', is confirmed as our first keynote speaker.

Conference Organisers

The conference is organised by Dr Sarah Hodgkinson (Criminology), Dr Alison Harvey (media and communications and Dr Gavin Bailey (Politics/Sociology), with help from Joshua Stuart-Bennett, colleagues across the College of Social Science, and documentary makers Rex Bloomstein and Justin Temple.

If you require further information contact Gavin, Sarah or Joshua at

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