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The State Violence Research Network, currently based in the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures at the University of Manchester is an interdisciplinary project designed to bring together researchers, activists, and interested parties to discuss the forms of and responses to state violence.

We are currently in the process of planning events for the rest of 2019 and into 2020, including our second annual conference. More information will be shared here and on the ‘Events’ page above when available.

We are also currently developing ideas for autonomous Working Groups within the Network, and will announce these when closer to completion.


The Network recently organised and hosted our first international conference, entitled ‘From the State to the Streets: Representations of and Responses to State Violence in the Nuclear Age’, April 10-12, 2019 at the University of Manchester.

For copies of the programme and information about the conference, please see the ‘SVRN Conference 2019’ tab above, or click here.


The Network also hosts a blog, contributed to by activists, academics, and practitioners from around the world research, fighting, and engaging with state violence. If you are interested in submitting a blog post yourself, please click here for more information.
To read the blog, please see the ‘SVRN Blog’ tab above.


Discussions across the research network are intended to run through a dedicated listserv email list. To sign up to the listserv, please see the instructions listed on the dedicated page above by clicking the page title above, or by clicking here.