On a daily basis we encounter spiteful and malicious acts, witness unbearable moments of tragedy, experience pain, suffering and loss. In struggling to make sense of the things we do, the things which happen to us and the things we see around us, we use the word ‘evil’ as a way of talking about particularly intense, brutal or shocking examples of human behaviour. We continually strive to understand what, if anything, we can say and do about these things.

Key Themes Being Explored

  • Bad Mothers

  • Between the Living and the Dead: A Halloween Project

  • Evil and Sexuality

  • Evil Children: Children and Evil

  • Evil Women: Women and Evil

  • Global Horror

  • Monsters

  • Political Evils

  • Proliferations of Lovecraft

  • Supernatural Connections

  • The Changing Faces of Evil

  • True Crime

  • Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Witches and Witchcraft

Upcoming Events

Borders and Walls
Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

n a contemporary moment where human mobility is shaped by a global pandemic, the ongoing effects of climate change, and growing economic instability, the role and utility of borders are in need

Storytelling: Trauma, Resistance, and Remembering
Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

Storytelling is inextricably linked to the history of human beings in a bewildering variety of oral and visual formats. Storytelling is a fundamental tool in communicating and recording personal, familial, communal, and

Fashion and Evil
Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

The devil not only has all the best music; she also wears Prada. Evil is stylish, elegant, polished, sleak. It is smart, chic, ritzy and always in vogue. Best of all, evil

Spaces and Places
Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

Every day we move through space that has been constructed or delineated somehow to be significant. We recognise and—consciously or unconsciously—react to this significance on a daily or hourly basis, and we

Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement
Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

The increased visibility of police brutality, forced disappearances, discoveries of unmarked and mass graves, and gendered killings, among other manifestations of systematic violence compels us to grapple with stories of loss, grief,

Fashion and Photography
Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

In the early 20th century, fashion and photography were indelibly wedded through the efforts of a number of photographers, fashion designers, and magazine publishers. Once these cultural power shapers created the form, fashion

Textures of Emotions: Storytelling and Textiles
Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

Textiles surround us in our everyday lives. From the clothes we wear to cover our bodies and communicate who we are​ (or who we would like to be), to household linens and

Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

Travel, the daily movements of people (and animals), our mobility and ability to traverse spaces and places has been disrupted this last year and a half, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many

Athens 2022 / July 10,2022

Although COVID-19 has disrupted all forms of human mobility, including the closing of borders, and the halting of travel worldwide, according to the UN International Migration 2020 Highlights, growth in the number of

Dark Streets: Art and Tourism on the Edge
Prague 2022 / May 07, 2022

Street art Graffiti Independent art Guerilla art By any name, the unofficial movement that creates public art on structures of all kinds in cities around the world, is growing. The common denominators

Bad Taste
Prague 2022 / May 07, 2022

People may have their own unique perspectives on what aspects of culture are good and what aspects are, to put it delicately: crap. There are plenty of culturally agreed-upon qualities that can

Spirituality &….Culture
Prague 2022 / May 07, 2022

Spirituality and culture are closely linked. How we behave towards others, what and when we eat and drink, how we interact with the world – and transcend it – are all affected

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