Monday 21 June 2021

Joint Historical Criminology Networks Event


You are warmly invited to register for an online historical criminology discussion event, hosted jointly by the British and Australian-New Zealand Historical Criminology Networks, on the 14th and 15th July 2021. 

With COVID-19 still disrupting travel, research, and possibilities to collaborate with colleagues locally and around the world there has been little chance recently to connect with others researching historical criminology. 

Over two short meetings on the 14th and 15th July, we will bring together the British and the Australian and New Zealand Historical Criminology Networks for an opportunity to meet others with similar research interests. This will be an occasion to discuss how we might think and work differently, to discuss work that we have been undertaking or planning, and to connect with colleagues from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. 

There are a variety of sessions planned so you are free to jump in and out of sessions or join at the time of your preferred session/s. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes and will be led jointly by members of the British and the Australian & New Zealand networks.

Dates: 14th and 15th July
Times: 6-8pm AEST, 8-10pm NZST, 9-11am BST
Location: Zoom. There will be one Zoom link for the two days. 

Provisional timings and information for the discussion sessions are outlined below (note – an updated programme will be circulated once all details are finalised).

If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to either David Churchill ( or Vicky Nagy ( by Wednesday 7 July, indicating which session(s) you would like to join. Please also attach a single slide ‘name tag’, in PowerPoint, indicating your:
Affiliation (if appropriate)
Email address
Interest in/reason for joining that session
In advance of the event we will circulate joining instructions and the collected name tags for each session you are attending. 

If you have any questions, please just email either David or Vicky. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

14 July
1. PhD/ ECR Support: what to expect from supervisors, mentors, and how senior colleagues should support you; presenting the impact of your research. Start time: 6pm AEST; 8pm NZST; 9am BST. Professor Barry Godfrey (University of Liverpool) and Distinguished Professor Rob White (UTAS Criminology) will lead this session.

2. Digital data methods and historical criminology: with the increased digitisation of archival records, how do digital data methods interact with historical criminology? Start time: 6.45pm AEST; 8.45pm NZST; 9.45am BST. Dr Alana Piper (UTS) will lead this session (BSC Network lead to be confirmed).

3. Researching more recent histories: thinking historically about the mid-to-late twentieth century – or the present day. Start time: 7.30pm AEST; 9.30pm NZST; 10.30am BST. Dr Paul Bleakley (Middlesex University & ANZ Network member) and Dr Thomas Guiney (Oxford Brookes University) will lead this session.

15 July
4. Decolonisation and Indigenisation: how can historical criminologists decolonise their research and Indigenise the work they do? Start time: 6pm AEST; 8pm NZST; 9am BST. Dr Michael Guerzoni (Indigenous Fellow, UTAS Criminology) and Dr Esmorie Miller (London South Bank University) will lead this session.

5. Criminalisation and policing of women: the criminalisation of any deviance from ideal womanhood have always been about controlling women and oftentimes this has been through using the police as an arm of the state. Start time: 6.45pm AEST; 8.45pm NZST; 9.45am BST. (Session leads to be confirmed.)

6. Vulnerabilities of victims in the criminal justice system: criminology is often forgetting about victims. In this session focus will be on how victims of crime have experienced the various criminal justice systems. Start time: 7.30pm AEST; 9.30pm NZST; 10.30am BST. Dr Natalie Maystorovich Chulio (University of Sydney) will lead this session (BSC Network lead to be confirmed).

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