Saturday, 16 January 2021
Call for abstracts.
Thomas Guiney, Ashley Rubin and Henry Yeomans have issued a call for abstracts for a special issue of the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice on ‘Path Dependencies and Criminal Justice Reform: Investigating Continuity and Change across Historical Time’.
This issue – which arises out of a workshop held at the #HCNet virtual event last year – aims to explore the theoretical potential of ‘path dependency’ to explain institutional stability, incremental reform, and periods of rapid policy change in criminal justice.
Submit an abstract (300 words) and short biography (100 words) by 5 March 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and firstname.lastname@example.org. The organisers plan to hold a virtual symposium in November 2021 to discuss draft papers, ahead of submission for peer review in February 2022.
Friday, 15 January 2021
New project launches.
#HCNet Network Chair David Churchill has begun a new research project: ‘Security for sale in modern Britain: security provision, ensembles and cultures, 1785-1995’.
Funded by an AHRC Leadership Fellowship, this project will document the rise of the security industry and analyse the economic, social and cultural consequences of security commodification in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Further information on the project is available on the University of Leeds website at this link.
|The Chubb Detector Lock and Mechanism [19thC] (c) Chubb Archives|
Monday, 7 September 2020
Photographing Crime Scenes in Twentieth-Century London
Friday, 4 September 2020
New Book Series
McGill-Queen’s University Press has announced the launch of a new book series which aims to bring together cutting-edge work on the history of criminal justice, welfare and other areas of social change and social policy.
Edited by Rosalind Crone and Heather Shore, works in the series will explore how people have negotiated the use of state power, and what social consequences have followed from state efforts to regulate, improve and otherwise shape people’s lives.
The series welcomes international scholars whose research explores social policy (and its earlier equivalents) as well as other responses to social need, in historical perspective.
Titles under advance contract in the series include #HCNet members. See the flyer for more details:
Thursday, 3 September 2020
Over the coming weeks and months, the #HCNet steering group will turn to plans for activities over the coming year (2020-2021).
Historical Criminology Network Chair Dave Churchill invites suggestions for events and initiatives, thoughts or comments by email. Drop him a line at email@example.com
Dave says "With historical criminology groups springing up in other parts of the world, perhaps we should take the opportunity to start a conversation across borders. Or perhaps this is the year to come together to discuss how to embed historical perspectives in teaching in criminology and related disciplines. Or perhaps a series of shorter events, spread over the year, would be the best way to keep in touch in a virtual environment."
What do you think? Comments also welcome below.
|Image by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay|
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Seven New Conversations in Historical Criminology
|(c) 2020 Laura Evans, Nifty Fox Creative.|
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
10 September 2020 08:30 (UK) / 17:30 (NSW)
|Cockatoo Island Industrial Plant by Boyd159 via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0|
Monday, 31 August 2020
Call for Chapters
Kelly Stockdale and Michelle Addison have issued a call for chapters to contribute to a planned edited book: ‘Marginalised Voices in Criminology: Theory, Criminal Justice, and Contemporary Research’.
This inter-disciplinary and international collection seeks to engage with discussions and debates around power, colonialism, and identity, and how the criminological curriculum (re)produces doxa grounded in hegemony and privilege.
Authors interested in contributing should submit a 250-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 October 2020.
More details are provided in the full call, available to download or view below.
Sunday, 30 August 2020
To Preserve and Protect: Policing Colonial Brisbane
Thursday, 11 June 2020
Punishment and Society Special Issue
Submissions are sought for a special issue of the journal Punishment and Society, to be titled ‘Legacies of Empire’.
The Guest Editors say:
The special issue will examine the global legacy of empire and colonialism through its effects on the penal regimes and practices of former colonies. Submissions are sought which explore the historical patterns of penal journeys as well as the contemporary legacy of many of these phenomena, including the aftermath of colonial policies on Indigenous communities. Contributions are sought from history, sociology, law, and criminology, capturing interdisciplinary work in which the concept of ‘empire’ is broadly conceived, and which contribute to the field of punishment and society (e.g. through literature, theory, empirical material).
For scholars of crime and punishment, greater commitment than ever is necessary to engage with perspectives that critique the times in which we live. The intention of this special issue is to further the democratization of criminological knowledge and to create a space for voices which embrace southern criminological and postcolonial perspectives. We particularly welcome submissions from scholars based in the Global South.
Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to the guest editors (email below) by 15th August 2020. Submissions are received on a competitive basis and will be reviewed by the guest editors. A selection will be accepted and the full manuscript subject to peer review (deadline for submission of final manuscript TBC with contributors at a later date).
Lizzie Seal (University of Sussex, UK)
Bharat Malkani (Cardiff University, UK)
Lynsey Black (Maynooth University, Ireland)
Florence Seemungal (University of the West Indies Open Campus, Trinidad and Tobago)
Roger Ball (University of Sussex, UK)
|Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (undated, author unknown) via pxfuel.com|
Wednesday, 10 June 2020
BSC Summer Newsletter
Tuesday, 9 June 2020
Emerald Advances in Historical Criminology
|Illustration from John Reynolds, Triumphs of Gods Revenge and the Crying and Execrable Sin of (Wilful and Premeditated) Murther (London: A.M. for William Lee, 1670) via Public Domain Review.|