Dr. Raisa Maria Toivo (University of Tampere, Finland)
Prof. Marianna Muravyeva (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
6 July, Monday
11.00-11.30 – Opening session
Introduction by the coveners Raisa Toivo and Marianna Muravyeva
11.30-13.00 –Session 1: Motives and Opportunities in Contemporary Parricides
Chair/Discussant: Marianna Muravyeva
"Degenerative Parricides: Attitudes to Killing Parents in the 19th-century Russian Criminal Justice System"
"Parricide and psychic violence in the family setting"
"Exploring the offense trajectory of fatal and non-fatal violence towards parents across the life cycle"
Amanda Holt and Phillip Shon
13.00-14.30 – lunch
14.30-16.00 – Session 2:Exemplary Parricides in the Modern European North
Chair/Discussant: Karen Hassan Jansson
"'His disobedient son': A trial case study from Finnmark, Northern Norway, from the mid-eighteenth century"
Liv Helene Willumsen
"Appropriation and Fictionalisation in Representations of Parricide: The Thorvald Sletten Murder Case 1899-1907"
"'So No-One Could Hear Her Scream': A matricide in Northern Denmark that challenged legislators and shook a community
Annette Ekström Larner
16.00-16.30 – Tea
16.30-18.00 – Session 3: Historicising Parricide: Localities and Identities
Chair/Discussant:Manon van den Heijden
"The cases of parricide in the courts of Early Modern Estonia and Livonia"
"Gender and the Historicity of Parricide: A Case Study from the 19th-Century North American West”
"Sources of conflict in South Korean parricides, 1948-63"
7 July, Tuesday
09.00-10.30 – Session 4: Violence and Ideal Family in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Chair/Discussant: Garthine Walker
"'You would have them lock me up and sell me as slave': Parents and children in eighteenth-century Wallachia"
"'A Timely Warning to Rash and Disobedient Children': Normative Literature and Violence against Parents in England over the Long Eighteenth Century"
"Non-lethal assaults against parents in early modern Munich: perspectives on fatherhood"
10.30-11.00 – Coffee
11.00-12.30 – Session 5: Generational Conflicts and Parental Authority
Chair/Discussant: Raisa Toivo
"Disapproval of parental violence against children through the example of forced monachization in Eighteenth Century France"
"Choosing the bridegroom: Guardianship and conflicts between generations in eighteenth century Sweden and Finland"
"Words and Deeds: Children’s violence towards their Parents in 19th Century Romanian Society"
12.30-14.00 – Lunch
14.00-15.30 – Session 6: Struggling with Parental Authority in Early Modern Europe
Chair/Discussant: Krista Kesselring
"Violence against parents in eighteenth-century Denmark"
"Bad Parenting and Parent abuse in early modern Finland: Scandal, rumour and emotion"
"Violence against paternal authority figures: The prosecution of catholic priests and protestant ministers during the great witch-hunts"
15.30-16.00 – Tea
16.00-17.30 – Session 7: Methodologies and perspectives on studying parricide and violence against parents
Closing discussion moderated by Marianna Muravyeva and Raisa Toivo
If you would like to attend the conference in part or whole, please use follow the below link but keep in mind that the 25 available spaces will be awarded on a first-come basis and that we cannot fund travel or accommodation: Registration Form
For further information, please contact Tudor Georgescu (Tgeorgescu@brookes.ac.uk)
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