Worlds of Conflict: Violence in the Early Modern World

When and Where

Thursday, September 21, 2023 5:00 pm to Saturday, September 23, 2023 8:00 pm
81 St. Mary Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3


Stuart Carroll, University of York


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.

The conference is presented by the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS), University of Toronto, September 21-23, 2023, and co-sponsored by University of Toronto Italian Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, English, History, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies (CrimSL) and the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Registration and Program

Visit the conference website to register or to download the conference program. 


  • Plenary/Erasmus speaker: Dr. Stuart Carroll (University of York), Thursday Sept. 21.
  • Other speakers to be announced.

Conference Committee

  • Amanda Madden, George Mason University
  • Angelica Pesarini, University of Toronto
  • Colin Rose, Brock University
  • Paul Stevens, University of Toronto
  • Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto


Visit the conference website.


Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies


81 St. Mary Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3