Globalization and Violence

October 1-2, 2009, University of Amsterdam



On 1 and 2 October 2009, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and Department of English jointly hosted a workshop titled ‘Globalization and Violence’. The interdisciplinary workshop was aimed at bringing together a select group of leading scholars in the fields of urban and cultural studies to address the relationship between globalization and violence in contemporary visual culture. One of the central issues the workshop sought to deal with concerned the ways in which contemporary visual culture, extending from art and architecture to film and digital media, is responding to the new forms of violence associated with global and globalizing cities. The ASCA Globalization and Violence workshop coincided with the publication of the interdisciplinary book Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities (ed. C. Lindner, Routledge 2009).


During the workshop, keynote addresses were given by several local and international scholars. These included:

  • Shirley Jordan, professor of French Literature and Visual Culture at the Queen Mary University of London;
  • Christoph Lindner, professor of English Literature at the University of Amsterdam;
  • Richard J. Williams, professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at the University of Edinburgh;
  • Ruth Cruickshank, senior lecturer in French at the Royal Holloway University of London.

Contact details

For more information about the Globalization and Violence Workshop, please contact:

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
Spuistraat 210 (room 113)
1012 VT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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