The workshop will investigate the nature of violence in both the Southern Cone and the Central American region of Latin America.
It specifically seeks to address the following substantive questions:
- How is violence understood and perceived throughout Latin American countries?
- Can we find some differences between the different geographical areas of the Latin American region, or only can similarities be established?
- Is it sufficient to talk about geographical divisions to problematise violence in Latin America?
- In what ways does a dialogue on violence between the Southern Cone and Central America have to offer to the study of violence?
The workshop will provide a platform for scholars to discuss, from a multidisciplinary perspective, issues of contemporary violence in Latin America, with the aim of encouraging innovative dialogue on the similarities and differences of violence in the region, and advancing on a better understanding of the matter.