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  • Ghent

    Call for papers - Geography

    What does carceral geography bring to carceral studies?

    19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology : convergent roads, bridges and new pathways in criminology

    The term ‘carceral geography’ describes a vibrant field of geographical and space-centred research into practices and institutions of incarceration, ranging from prisons to migrant detention facilities and beyond. Although rapid, its development is far outpaced by the expansion, diversification and proliferation of those strategies of spatial control and coercion towards which it is attuned. The dictionary definition of carceral is ‘relating to, or of prison’, but as Routley notes ‘carceral geography is not just a fancier name for the geography of prisons’. Carceral geography is in close dialogue with longer-standing academic engagements with the carceral, most notably criminology and prison sociology. Dialogue initially comprised learning and borrowing from criminology, but within a more general criminological engagement with spaces and landscapes  recent years have seen criminologists increasingly considering and adopting perspectives from carceral geography.

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  • Mainz

    Call for papers - Europe

    Crime, Justice and Elites

    6th Colloquium on Crime and Criminal Justice in Early Modern and Modern Times

    The colloquium provides an open forum for discussion, debate and the presentation of PhD-, postdocand other research projects related to the history of crime and justice in the early modern and modernperiod. It aims for an interdisciplinary exchange between scholars of a wide range of subjects suchas history, legal history, sociology, anthropology, ethnology, humanities, political science and others. Core issues that will be addressed are various forms of crime and delinquency, law and normativity, criminal prosecution and justice, punishment and social control as well as sources and methodicalapproaches. We also invite contributions of scholars who would like to enter into a dialogue with researchers from the field of crime and criminal justice even though the mentioned topics would onlyconstitute a part of the respective projects. The colloquium focuses on elites in a political, economic, social or cultural context, their role inthe administration of justice and the legal system as well as specific forms of deviance and delinquency of such groups.

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  • Guelph

    Call for papers - History

    Prisons, Prisoners and Prison Records in Historical Perspective

    The rise of the prison as an institution of mass incarceration for offenders has for long fascinated researchers. In part, this is due to the unusually detailed nature of most prison records. The wide availability of somewhat similar sources across diverse European and European-derived societies provides criminologists, social and economic historians, demographers and other social scientists with rich collections of personal information that have been analysed intensively since the 1970s. The increasing power of software and hardware and the accumulation of very large quantities of prison data, some of it linked to other sources, offers challenges and opportunities for researchers today. The workshop responds to the challenge of harnessing criminal justice records by bringing together scholars in different disciplines and countries to share information about their sources, methodologies of classification and analysis, and to reconceptualize research paradigms.

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  • Budapest

    Miscellaneous information - Ethnology, anthropology

    The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence

    Call for Guest-Editors : Volume III, Issue I. 2019

    The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence is looking for a Guest-Editor for its May 2019 issue. Preferred topics are : (1) violence and technology; (2) philosophical perspectives on modern wars; (3) reflections on conflict and violence pertaining to the work of a modern western philosopher. 

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  • Coventry

    Call for papers - History

    “Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines

    “Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines est une conférence qui aura lieu sur le campus de l'université de Warwick, en Angleterre, le 17 novembre 2018. L'anthropophagie a fasciné l'homme depuis l'antiquité, que ce soit en littérature, histoire, archéologie ou sciences sociales. De ce fait, cet appel a contribution invite chercheurs de toutes disciplines à envoyer un abstrait (en anglais) au sujet du cannibalisme litéral ou métaphorique pour le 17 juillet 2018.

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  • Ljubljana

    Summer School - Sociology

    Challenges of Comparative Criminological Research

    6th GERN Summer School

    Research students undertaking doctoral research on deviance, crime and social control. This is an opportunity to present your research, have it discussed by leading European researchers and, if selected, published in an edited and peer-reviewed volume. The summer school is probably best suited to research students in their second and third year of PhD studies.

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  • Budapest

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Philosophical perspectives on sexual violence

    “Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence”, volume 2, issue 1 (May 2018)

    The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) welcomes contributions on the philosophical issues raised by sexual violence. Selected papers will be published by Trivent Publishing in May 2018. Deadline for paper submission is March 18, 2018. 

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  • Padua

    Summer School - Sociology

    Deviance, crime and social control

    6th GERN (Groupe européen de recherche sur les normativités) summer school

    The sixth GERN (Groupe européen de recherche sur les normativités) summer school for doctoral students will take place in Padua (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy) from Wednesday 6 September to Friday 8 September 2017. It will be organised by the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA) - University of Padua, and by the First-level Short Specialisation degree in Critical Criminology and Social Security.    

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV), Second Issue

    The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) welcomes contributions from young researchers and established academics concerning the philosophical issues raised by violent crimes. The selected articles will be published open access by Trivent Publishing at the beginning of December 2017.

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  • Prague

    Call for papers - History

    Acts of justice, public events: World War II criminals on trial

    The conference suggests approaching trials of war crimes and of crimes against humanity, which took place in the aftermath of World War II and its following decades, as specific social events. By including professional and social actors (magistrates and police force, whistle-blowers, witnesses, defendants...) who got involved and shaped audiences of such trials, the conference endeavours to question the notion of publicization. It will cross this perspective with a study of the part played by the media supports in the organization and in the public reception of these trials.

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  • Ghent

    Call for papers - History

    Collecting Cases: Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries Visions of Society

    During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries case studies focusing on deviant behaviour (such as crime, suicide or mental illness) and exceptional situations became an important part of both popular culture and the emerging human sciences. The goal of this workshop is to explore how these collections of cases, through their inclusions, exclusions and narrative and rhetorical strategies, comment on and convey an image of the society of their times or of the (recent) past. The long-term aim of this project is to publish an edited volume exploring these issues.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Profile, Predict and Prevent

    Data-driven policies, markets and societies

    Algorithms are increasingly used, both by States,market actors and citizens, for the purpose of profiling. Through big data analysis and inference techniques, an attempt is made to better understand, predict and, in certain cases, prevent citizen behaviour. Data analysis techniques are deployed in many sectors of society, from cyber-security and police investigations to judicial decision-making, from product customization and personalisation to marketing strategies and targeted advertising, from self-monitoring to lifestyle improvement. For this conference, we invite researchers, experts and practitioners from different backgrounds to reflect upon the legal, ethical and social implications of data-driven policies, market transactions and quantified-self techniques. We welcome empirical, theoretical and philosophical contributions regarding profiling, prediction and prevention.

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  • Paris

    Summer School - Sociology

    Deviance and Criminal Justice

    Fourth GERN Doctoral Summer School on Crime

    Research students undertaking doctoral research on crime, deviance and criminal justice issues. This is an opportunity to present your research, have it discussed by leading European researchers and, if selected, published in an edited book. The summer school is probably most suited to research students in their second and third years.

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  • Tallinn

    Call for papers - Thought

    Social divisions, surveillance and the security state

    43rd Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

    Despite the existence of widespread public discourse about equality and human rights, social, racial, sexual, ethnic, religious, political and economic divisions continue to mark societies across the globe. In many countries, these divisions have even widened under the pressure of competing nationalist and populist discourses which highlight difference rather than common humanity. Today, new technologies of surveillance are used on both a national and supra-national level to classify, segregate and control all those who are thought to threaten the mythical cohesion and security of nation-states. Whilst it was thought that the end of the Cold War and the spread of globalisation would lead to the erosion of boundaries of all kinds, on the contrary old boundaries are being rebuilt and new ones created. These boundaries have spread far beyond the traditional borders of nation state as surveillance and security have come to dominate the agendas of international organisations.

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  • Belfast

    Call for papers - Modern

    Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to "Setting the Scene"

    The Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen’s University organises a two day Symposium in June 2015  (15 & 16th) as part of its theme of "Creativity in Imagined and Material Worlds". Devoted to representations of the rural,  it will bring together studies in crime fiction and media culture looking at a variety of outlets such as fiction, film, television, comics, games and many others and inspect their various engagements  with the concept of "rurality". Interdisciplinary papers are welcomed, but not contained to, Anthropology, Modern Languages, English, Film and Media Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Historical/Cultural/Rural Geography, Sociology, Spatial Planning. By bringing together an interdisciplinary group we will address how cultural constructions of the rural often ‘set the scene’ for crime fiction.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Class, Gender and Peacebuilding in Peru (1961-2014)

    Según el historiador Franklin Pease, ‘hacer una historia de la subversión en el Perú con elemental seriedad, requiere disponer de información confiable, casi nunca al alcance del investigador’. Trabajar sobre grupos alzados en armas que se organizaron en el marco de la 'lucha de clases' desde los años 1960, es tarea difícil en la medida en que significa trabajar sobre la clandestinidad. Nombrar, investigar o repensar a grupos como el ‘Partido Comunista del Perú-Sendero Luminoso’ (PCP-SL) y el Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA) supone un peligro para el investigador: ser llamado ‘terrorista’ es común en un medio donde el discurso oficial y el discurso académico han confluido para dar una versión única. Maritza Felices-Luna y Anouk Guiné los invita a someter un capitulo para el libro colectivo que sigue el coloquio internacional « Clase, Género y Construccion de la Paz en el Peru (1961-2014) » que se llevo a cabo en Ayacucho (Peru) en julio 2014.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Ethnology, anthropology

    Corpses and Destrcution

    First Annual Workshop of the Research Programme "Corpses of mass violence"

    This workshop addresses the first phase of the research programme “Corpses of mass violence and genocide”. In the context of mass violence and genocide, death is not the end of the executors’ work. After the abuses, the victims’ corpses are treated and manipulated in very specific ways, amounting in some cases to true social engineering; this phase is remarkably little documented in the existing research. This conference aims therefore to explore this phase of destruction, across a range of extreme situations including mass cremations, concealment, profanation, displacement or re-burials. Focused on the 20th century, the conference will seek to reevaluate the motivations, the ideological frameworks and the technical processes at work in the destruction of corpses, taking a comparative and instrumental perspective which should open to new research in mass violence and genocide studies.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Representation

    The Police: Between Fiction and Non-Fiction. Circulation, Representation and Communication (XX-XXI centuries)

    L’efficacité policière est devenue un enjeu politique et électoral majeur dans les démocraties en proie à l’inquiétude sécuritaire. Placées sous l’œil attentif des médias, les autorités policière et politique, soucieuses de faire la preuve de leur capacité à assurer le maintien de l’ordre, se retrouvent au cœur d’une logique d’image et d’enjeux de communication permanents. L’objectif de ce colloque est de contribuer à renouveler la réflexion sur les relations entre les sphères policière et médiatique.

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  • Belfast

    Call for papers - Representation

    States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction

    L’université Queen’s de Belfast organise les 17 et 18 juin 2011 un colloque international et interdisciplinaire sur l’État et le roman policier. Les propositions de contribution venues de nombreux domaines des sciences sociales et des sciences humaines et s’intéressant à cette relation sont les bienvenues et peuvent être adressées jusqu’au 28 février 2011, sous forme d’un résumé d’environ 300 mots à statesofcrime2011@gmail.com. Les communications, d’une durée de vingt minutes, devront être en anglais.

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  • Amsterdam

    Call for papers - History

    Internment, Incarceration and Detention

    Captivation histories in Europe around the First and Second World War

    On 3 and 4 November the NIOD, Institute for for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies will organize a workshop in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) on "Internment, Incarceration and Detention. Captivation histories in Western Europe around the First and Second World War". The workshop seeks to explore the historical practice of incarcerating enemies of the (former) regime, the changes that occur in the existing penal system by doing so, the emergence of new types of correctional institutions and their practical implementation in imprisonment cultures. Different types of prisons should be considered, the most important being: the regular prisons, internment camps and different types of concentration camps (not the extermination camps).

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