Historical Criminology Network
- About the group
- Forthcoming Events
- Past Events
- Joining and staying in touch
- Contact the Network
Chair: David Churchill D.Churchill@leeds.ac.uk
The network has its own site and is looking for bite-sized blog posts on anything related to its core theme – new events, calls for papers, publications, research projects, book recommendations, news items, teaching resources, job opportunities and more. Please direct contributions to Dr Alexa Neale: A.Neale@sussex.ac.uk
Network website: https://www.historicalcriminology.com/
The introduction of Alexa Neale’s Photographing Crime Scenes in Twentieth-Century London – which explores microhistories of metropolitan domestic murder is currently free to read on our blog.
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.
The Chair will be responsible for the smooth running of the Network, and will normally serve for a term of three years. The Chair will appoint a Steering Group from amongst members to assist with the running of the Network. Approximately six months prior to the expiration of the Chair’s term, all members of the Network will be contacted, inviting those who are eligible to stand for the position. If more than one candidate comes forward, a vote of all Network members will be held. If no candidate comes forward, the existing Chair may serve for an additional 12 months.
Future events will be announced in the bi-monthly bulletin.
Historical Criminology Workshop
Forging new conversations and collaborations in criminology
(Also see the blog article published on this event)
15 June 2020
Event organiser: David Churchill (University of Leeds) – email@example.com
This virtual workshop was designed to bring together scholars to initiate conversations around common interests or new directions for research in criminology.
The workshop comprised working groups on the following topics: mobile methods; police corruption; history and interdisciplinarity; atonement; dark tourism; path dependence and criminal justice institutions; and protection. Over 50 people joined the event from 7 countries, participating in fruitful and wide-ranging discussions. The event was lived scribed by Laura Evans of Nifty Fox Creative, leaving an engaging visual record of the day’s discussions. Some groups are already planning further meetings to take their discussions forward, potentially with a view to publications. A full write up of the event will follow soon.
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) provided an open forum for discussion of relations between past and present in criminological research.
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