The Social Imaginary, Peace and Violent Masculinities

Corona virus

Due to the outbreak of the corona virus, we decided to cancel all UCSIA events in March. Our coworkers will be working from home as much as possibe, so our opening hours will be limited.

Political change is a process of engaging the social imagination, as much as it involves social and economic impacts. This re-imaging of our society in times of crisis and beyond, is deeply gendered, and maps onto understandings of violence, ‘the other’ and social division.

The lecture will explore the continuities and discontinuities in militarised violence into peace time, and the tensions between new (less violent) masculinities and wider inclusive social change. It will be argued that we need to move beyond a preoccupation with preventing violent masculinities from manifesting through using individual psychological understandings, to considering how hidden masculine cultures operate within a variety of hierarchies and social spaces.

Lecture by Brandon Hamber, John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace, International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), Ulster University.

Response by Stephan Parmentier, professor sociology of crime, law, and human rights, Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven and coordinator of the Research Line on Human Rights and Transitional Justice at the Leuven Institute of Criminology.

The session is introduced by Heleen Touquet, holder of the Chair of European Values of the University of Antwerp.

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Date & Time

Friday 20 March 2020
4.00 – 5.30 p.m.


University of Antwerp – Hof van Liere
Conference room F. de Tassiszaal
Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp


Free entrance
Please register online
before 18 March 2020.

University of Antwerp – Hof van Liere


University of Antwerp
City Campus – Hof van Liere
Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp

University of Antwerp - Hof van Liere

To reach conference rooms de Tassis, Dürer and Prentenkabinet, enter the buildings of the city campus through the main entrance in the Prinsstraat 13. Then cross the small inner court. In the passage to the inner garden, enter the door on your left and climb the stairs. You will find the rooms “de Tassis” and “Dürer” on the second floor. Room “Prentenkabinet” is located on the first floor. People who have difficulty walking, can take the elevator. In the passage to the garden, you take the door on your right. The elevator is situated a bit further down the corridor on your right.


Do you want to attend this event?

Please register online before 19 March 2020. Free entrance.

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