The 2019 BSC Annual Conference will be held at the University of Lincoln.
The conference will explore the potential prospects for Criminology to ‘bridge the gap’ between academic criminology and public discourse. It will engage with important questions about the role and value of Criminology during a time of conflict and divergence and hopes to provide meaningful reflections on the political realities of community, conflict and justice. The conference seeks to examine how criminologists can find and use their voice to articulate for collective good in an insecure world.
Taking place in 2019, the conference will explore what it means to conceptualise Criminology as a civic enterprise and address how criminologists might address issues of power, marginalisation, intersectionality and justice in the 21st Century.
Student bursaries are available
We are offering a number of postgraduate bursaries to attend this year’s conference.
Each bursary will cover the full conference fee for one PhD student, and accommodation for three nights (2-4 July inclusive).
You can apply for a postgraduate bursary if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
1. You are presenting a paper at the BSC Conference 2019
2. You are a registered PhD student (full-time or part-time)
3. You are a member of the British Society of Criminology
How to apply
To apply for a bursary you must submit:
- Your completed bursary application form
- Your completed abstract submission form
- A letter of support from your PhD supervisor on institutional headed paper. This should also confirm that you are a registered PhD student and indicate your year of study.
Please send ALL THREE documents together by email to Carina O’Reilly (Chair of the British Society of Criminology Postgraduate Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make it clear in the subject line that it is a bursary application form.
The deadline for applications is Friday 3 May 2019
Download the Bursary Guidance and Application Form.
For further details on the bursary application process, please read the application notes guidance carefully.
Confirmed plenary speakers/panels:
Prof Rob White, University of Tasmania
Patrick Williams, Manchester Metropolitan University
Panel 1 on ‘Interrogating Criminal Justice: Activism, Advocacy and Academia’ (speakers TBC)
Panel 2 on ‘Social Harms in the Neo-liberal University’ (speakers TBC)
Other plenary speakers TBC
Call for Abstracts: Monday January 7, 2019
Early Bird registration open: Monday January 21, 2019
Abstracts closes: Friday May 17, 2019
Early bird registration closes: Friday May 17, 2019
Abstract notification: Within 1 month of abstract submission
Registration closes: Friday June 21, 2019
Previous recent conferences
2018 – BSC Annual Conference – Birmingham – Transforming Criminology: Rethinking Crime in a Changing World
2017 – BSC Annual Conference -Sheffield – Forging Social Justice: Local Challenges, Global Complexities
2014 – BSC Annual Conference – Liverpool – Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole listen?
2011 – BSC Annual Conference – Northumbria – Economies and Insecurities of Crime and Justice
2010 – BSC Annual Conference – Leicester – Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Dilemmas and Diversity in Criminology
2009 – BSC Annual Conference, Cardiff – A Mirror or a Motor? What is Criminology For?
2008 – BSC Annual Conference, Huddersfield – Criminological Futures: Controversies, Developments and Debate
2007 – BSC Annual Conference, London
2006 – BSC Annual Conference, Glasgow
2005 – BSC Annual Conference, Leeds – Re-Awakening the Criminological Imagination
2004 – BSC Annual Conference, Portsmouth
2003 – BSC Annual Conference, Bangor
2002 – BSC Annual Conference, Keele
The BSC conference, previously bi-annual, began to take place annually from 2002
2000 – BSC Annual Conference, Leicester
1999 – BSC Annual Conference, Liverpool
1997 – BSC Conference, Belfast
1995 – BSC Conference, Loughborough
1993 – BSC Conference, Cardiff
1991 – BSC Conference, York
1989 – BSC Conference, Bristol
1987 – BSC Conference, Sheffield
Turning Presentations into Publications