Historical Criminology Network
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Chair: David Churchill D.Churchill@leeds.ac.uk
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Network website: https://www.historicalcriminology.com/
The Historical Criminology Network is centrally concerned with promoting, developing and embedding historical approaches to criminology. Its principal aims are as follows:
- To promote historical scholarship within criminology.
- To forge closer dialogue between historical researchers working on topics relevant to criminology.
- To encourage use of historical resources in research and teaching in criminology.
Call for Papers – Historical Criminology Conference 2019
Linking past and present in criminological research
9-10 April 2019
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Prof Barry Godfrey (University of Liverpool)
Dr Kate Lister (Leeds Trinity University)
This inaugural event of the BSC Historical Criminology Network (in association with the BSC South West Branch) provides an open forum for discussion of relations between past and present in criminological research. Historical perspectives can vitally enrich criminological thinking, and this conference will explore how engaging with the past contributes to understanding crime and justice today. In this way, it seeks to advance the Network’s aim to promote, develop and embed historical approaches to criminology.
The Historical Criminology Network invites proposals for papers discussing connections between past and present in crime and/or criminal justice (both broadly conceived). Presenters at all career stages are welcome. Papers which engage with multiple disciplinary perspectives, or which derive from interdisciplinary collaboration, are especially encouraged. Papers may address connections between past and present in a variety of ways, including (but not limited to) a focus on:
- The historical origins of contemporary problems
- Parallels between past and present
- The role of history and memory in public understanding of crime and justice
To submit a paper, please send a 200 word abstract to David Churchill (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 8 February 2019. If you have any questions, please contact David in the first instance.
Future events will be announced in the bi-monthly bulletin.
The first meeting of the new British Society of Criminology Historical Criminology network took place on Monday 10 September, in London. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the aims, scope and strategy of the network and to plan its initial activities.
Membership of the Network is open to anyone with an interest in historical approaches to criminology, broadly conceived. To receive updates of the Network’s activities, please contact David Churchill: D.Churchill@leeds.ac.uk
If you would like to know more about the Network, please contact David Churchill: D.Churchill@leeds.ac.uk