Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary
Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a biannual,
peer-reviewed publication which draws together the different strands of academic
research on the dead body and the production of human remains en masse, whether
in the context of mass violence, genocidal occurrences or environmental
disasters. Inherently interdisciplinary, the journal publishes papers from a
range of academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and natural
sciences. Human Remains and Violence invites contributions from scholars working
in a variety of fields and interdisciplinary research is especially welcome.
Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication which draws together the different strands of academic research on the dead body and the production of human remains en masse, whether in the context of mass violence, genocidal occurrences or environmental disasters. Inherently interdisciplinary, the journal publishes papers from a range of academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Human Remains and Violence invites contributions from scholars working in a variety of fields and interdisciplinary research is especially welcome.
Human Remains and Violence was created thanks to funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Grant Agreement n° 283-617.
From 2017, Human Remains and Violence has been a fully Open Access journal, funded by the University of Manchester and the research programme ‘Transfunéraire’, supported by a grant from the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche).
Abstracting / Indexing
European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS); Directory of Open Access Journals.
Pr Pascal Adalian, Aix-Marseille Université (France)
Pr Sébastien P. Boret, Tohoku University (Japan)
Dr Zuzanna Dziuban, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria)
Dr Roxana Ferlini, independent expert
Dr Francisco Ferrándiz, CSIC (Spain)
Pr Joost Fontein, University of Johannesburg (RSA)
Pr Sévane Garibian, Université de Genève (Switzerland)
Dr Anne Guillou, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme - Mondes (France)
Dr Pierre Guyomarc'h, ICRC (Switzerland)
Dr Anouch Kunth, CNRS (France)
Dr Rémi Korman, EHESS (France)
Pr José López Mazz, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
Pr Claudia Merli, Uppsala University (Sweden)
Dr Tony Platt, University of Berkeley (USA)
Dr Benoît Pouget, Sciences Po Aix (France)
Pr Mario Ranalletti, Université d'Angers (France)
Pr Ciraj Rassool, University of the Western Cape (RSA)
Pr Finn Stepputat, DIIS (Danemark)
Pr Tim Thompson, Teesside University (UK)
Pr Sarah Wagner, George Washington University (USA)
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