BSC Early Career Researchers Network
The BSC Early Career Researchers Network was officially launched in Nottingham 2016.
The ECRN aims at:
– Being the first reference point for Early Career Researchers in Criminology in the UK. While we do not place any rigid definition on the term ‘early career researcher’ the term is commonly associated to post-doc researchers within 5 years from the completion of their PhD.
– Establishing links with similar ECRN groups in other learned society (such as ASC and ESC) and with other networks and groups in the BSC as well to avoid duplication of efforts.
– Supporting the organisation of workshops of interests to Early Career Researchers, such as meetings with publishers, editors, UK Councils’ officers, Research Officers, methodology experts etc.
– Establishing a platform to share ideas and research findings during the annual conference, through appropriately themed panels under the same stream and in other occasions throughout the year.
BSC Early Career Researchers Network – Meet Up!
Wednesday 12th May 5pm-6.15pm
All Early Career Researchers are invited to attend our next meet up.
Dr Sarah Charman from University of Portsmouth will be providing a personal perspective of her experience as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. She will reflect on her role, and give some tips, from her own personal experience, on submitting to a journal.
This will be followed by time for an informal catch up which also provides the opportunity for you to meet with peers.
We hope to run more of these over the forthcoming months based on feedback. We have chosen the above time as many felt it was well suited to work and homelife commitments. If you are unable to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know so we can consider whether alternative times might be more practical.
If anyone is interested in submitting an ECR panel to the BSC annual conference, please contact email@example.com
Free | online
Contact Jayne Price for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Future events will be announced in the BSC bulletin.
COVID stopped all face-to-face events in 2020. But you can watch a seminar on public engagement below and also check out the Global Injustice – Beyond the Conference events here.
Wednesday 24th February 5-6 pm ECR informal meet up
All Early Career Researchers were invited to attend our first meet up via Zoom. Thank to those who complete our questionnaire last year – we have arranged the following in response to your feedback. We are conscious of the many pressures everyone is experiencing currently and wish to set up a safe space for discussion about research, surviving online teaching, juggling PhD, managing workload, uncertainty and anything else you wish to talk about! This was an informal catch up which also provided the opportunity for you to meet with peers.
We hope to run more of these over the forthcoming months, current suggested themes include writing book proposals, applying for jobs, grant writing but we welcome suggestions from attendees.
Public Engagement and Your Audiences
Focussing specifically on Early Career Researchers and Postgraduates, this event was interactive and asked delegates to think about their work and its possible audiences. It also included some guidance on non-academic press outlets.
This event was on Zoom and free to attend
Workshop and Q&A format
The Sixth Annual Doctoral Research Workshop on Central Asia
“Il/legal” and informal practices in the Eurasian region
Senate House, Russell Square, Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Saturday, 27 January 2018
Convened by Dr. Gulzat Botoeva and Dr. Gül Berna Özcan
Widespread illegal and informal practices in the Eurasian region have been studied from different disciplinary angles. Illegal migrant settlers, illegal hashish harvesting, informal payments in medical and educational organizations, and similar phenomena have been the focus of sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists. While there is a growing interest in such studies, there is not much dialogue among scholars that focus on diverse issues of illegality and informality within the region. Such a discussion can enhance the theoretical understanding of concepts such as legal and illegal, licit and illicit, formal and informal. There is also a need to develop a critical approach to illegality and discuss how some practices emerge due to their criminalisation by certain actors such as states, international organizations and other macro-institutions.
“Can we really publish something new?” Discussion on publishing first monographs in criminology with Josephine Taylor for Palgrave Macmillan and Associate Professor Pamela Davies (Northumbria University).
“Are we in the News? A conversation between academia and the media”, with Jake Riddell, journalist with Freemantle Media, Dr Anna Di Ronco (University of Essex) and Dr Nic Groombridge (University of South Wales).
“Doing Research in high-risk environments or high-security fields: a roundtable to share experiences”, with Bingul Durbas (University of Sussex) Kate Gooch (University of Leicester) Kirstine Szifris (Manchester Metropolitan University) Simone Santorso (University of Hull).
You can join our Facebook page
Contact the Network
Contact either of the co-chairs:
Coming soon …