Worlds of Conflict: Violence in the Early Modern Period

Tintoretto, Cain Killing Abel, 1540s, oil on wood, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

CRRS Conference
University of Toronto
21-23 Sept. 2023

Conference Committee

Amanda Madden
George Mason University
Colin Rose
Brock University
Paul Stevens
University of Toronto
Nicholas Terpstra
University of Toronto

In recent years, a growing number of scholars have turned their analyses towards the functions and meanings of violence in a variety of contexts. The early modern world remains a focus of scholars’ energy due to the richness of its source materials and the dynamic and shifting societies that occupied it.

Worlds of Conflict will bring together scholars for an interdisciplinary conference to examine the roles and meanings of violence in the early modern world.


Our plenary speakers will be leading scholars of the field, including Dr. Stuart Carroll (University of York). Other speakers to be announced.