The European Network on Gender and Violence (ENGV) supports networking among scholars and professionals whose work concerns violence, gender, prevention and related issues. It is international, multi-disciplinary, and collaboratively-minded. The network’s conferences aim to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions of the latest European research in the field.
In 2014 the ENGV will be holding its annual conference in Malta hosted at the University of Malta Valletta Campus. It will start with an evening seminar with keynote speakers such as Liz Kelly, Carol Hagemann-White, Rosa Logar, Renate Kleinwhich is open to the public on 21 April.
Representations will be the first panel on 22 April:
o Birgit Wolf , Shaping the visual of gender‐based violence
o Nancy Lombard, What 11 to 12 year olds in Glasgow think about men’s violence against women
o Margrit Brückner, Renate Klein and Anna Kwiatkowska, Conceptualizing non‐violent relationships as relationships of acknowledgment (Anerkennung) in the context of culture and professional work
o Marylène Lieber and Marta Roca i Escoda, The Emergence and Reconfigurations of a Public Issue. Violence Against Women in Switzerland (1970‐2012)
Many more current topic will be presented and discussed (Programme). The atmosphere is informal with engaged and well-informed explorations of difficult and possibly controversial topics. This specific format is also motivated by the desire to create meetings in which cutting-edge research is discussed in a friendly atmosphere and a spirit of thinking and discussing with each other, as opposed to against each other… for the exploration of questions that can be raised in few other contexts. It was stated that the network should be a framework for international scientific discussion of “things that trouble me”.