8-10 July 2020 (There will be a postgraduate event on July 7th)
The conference will be hosted by the University of Liverpool.
Calls for Papers for panels and roundtables
The BSC Green Criminology Network and BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network are co-sponsoring panels for the upcoming BSC Annual conference in Liverpool, UK (8th -10th July 2020).
Feminist criminology and green criminology are well-established areas of critical study. Both have challenged traditional focuses of research and presumptions of crime and criminality within the discipline of criminology. The object of study for criminology – what is a crime; who is identified as an offender or victim (or both); how crime, criminality and punishment should be conceptualised – are key areas of investigation for feminist and green criminologists. However, to date, these two fields have mostly existed in their separate spheres. Some limited and discreet crossover exists in feminists’ engagement with eco-feminism and green criminologists’ employment of a gender lens to assess environmental and wildlife harms and crimes. Nevertheless, this is fertile ground for research and collaborative work, particularly with increasing public, policy and activist focus on climate change, environmental disasters, wildlife harm, and rights and protections of non-human animals.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the BSC that fits within the broad themes of gender and environmental, non-human animal, and wildlife crimes and harms then please contact Dr James Heydon email@example.com and Dr Emma Milne firstname.lastname@example.org by February 29th.
Fucking Criminology! — Call for contributors
Deadline for Abstracts: February 29, 2020
Alexandra Fanghanel and Emma Milne are working to put together a panel or roundtable for this year’s BSC conference in Liverpool, UK (8th -10th July 2020). The theme of this contribution is a critical interrogation of the ‘proper object’ of criminology, under the title – Fucking Criminology!
Specifically, they are interested in contributions which ask awkward questions of the study of crime and deviance, and conceptualisations of the spatialised and intersectional body. The session seeks to explore more about how we can understand how bodies and subjectivities are constructed within criminological discourse, how some knowledges about criminology and crime become centred and mainstream within the discipline while others are marginalised, and the politics of these choices.
Contributions from all realms of critical criminology are welcomed, particularly those which interrogate and explore how knowledge about crime, deviance, power, and justice are formed from a post-colonial, queer, feminist, critical, subaltern perspective. If you are interested in being involved in this endeavour and working with us to shape the idea and take it forward then please contact Alexandra Fanghanel email@example.com and Emma Milne firstname.lastname@example.org with a draft abstract (max 300 words) by February 29, 2020.
The conference website is now open and the call for papers will close on Monday 16th March 2020.
Registration – Early bird packages for the conference are available to book, with the standard registration opening on Wednesday 15th April 2020.
Confirmed keynote/plenary speakers:
- Professor Kerry Carrington (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professor Lesley McAra (University of Edinburgh and President of the ESC)
- Professor Setsuo Miyzawa (University of California and President of the Asian Criminology Society)
- Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
- Professor Sally Simpson (University of Maryland and President of the ASC)
- Professor Richard Sparks (University of Edinburgh) – discussant Leon Moosavi
- Professor Sandra Walklate (University of Liverpool and President of the BSC)
- Gary Younge (Journalist, Author and Broadcaster)
Further details available here now.
Previous recent conferences
2019 – BSC Annual Conference – Lincoln – Public Criminologies: Communities, Conflict and Justice
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
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