31 May 2011

NOTICE: Routledge Studies in the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

The following might be of interest:

SOLON is delighted to announce that Routledge publishers in conjunction with the SOLON Network are currently seeking submissions for a new research series, Routledge Studies in the History of Crime and Criminal Justice.

The aim of the series is to publish the very best in current research in the history of crime and criminal justice including legal and criminological perspectives with an academic readership in mind. Broad surveys rather than specific studies would be preferred and the notes below should give you an indication of the ideas the series editors have in mind. We would be happy to see proposals for monographs (including PhDs) and edited collections and are keen to welcome a broad and international selection of academics as authors and editors for books in the series. We hope to break new ground in research as well as offering fresh perspectives.

Please send us outline proposals and general expressions of interest/ideas/enquiries by the middle of August and full proposals as per attached by 30 October 2011

If you would like more information or indeed have any feedback or suggestions, we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact either Kim Stevenson ( or the commissioning editor for Criminology at Routledge, Tom Sutton ( We look forward to hearing from you.

Proposed themes:
  1. Identities: Gender, Sexualities and Life Courses (including gender and crime, trafficking, mental health, age profiles and crime/juveniles, sexual offences, victims/survivors of crime, criminal profiles according to age, occupation and experience – eg soldiers)
  2. Violence and the Criminal Justice Process (causes of violence including alcohol, mental health issues, hate crime etc)
  3. Law, Rights and the Criminal Justice Process (causations of crime, politics and criminal law, human rights issues)
  4. Criminalisation, Regulation and Organisation (including policing, organised crime, fraud and property crime generally, traffic offences, public order, indecency and criminalisation, alcohol and substance regulation, licensing and criminalisation, gambling and crime, health and safety, smuggling and customs, vaccination acts)
  5. Justice and Conflict (including war crimes, theories of international justice, diplomacy and the criminal justice process)
  6. Culture, Religion and Crime (cultural clashes including honour crime, blasphemy, understandings of criminality as a concept)
  7. Criminal Justice, Process and Outcomes (the role of criminal lawyers & judges, the culture of individual defence, role of the state, also probation, prisons, recidivism)
  8. Criminal Justice and Medias (electronic, print, visual and audio – celebrity cultures and criminals/lawyers, censorship, history of media law)
  9. Sciences and Theories of Crime (histories of criminology, psychiatry/psychology and crime, theories of punishment and rehabilitation)

24 May 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: XIV International Congress of Medieval Canon Law (5-11 August 2011)

The Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law will be held 5-11August, 2012, at Saint Michael's College in the University of Toronto, Canada:

The program committee invites proposals for papers in any area of Medieval Canon Law.

Please include the following information with your proposal:
  • Your Name and title (Ms./Mr., Dr., Prof., etc)
  • Your institutional affiliation
  • The title of your proposed paper
  • A brief (one paragraph) summary of the proposed paper
  • Your email address
  • Your postal address
In addition to individual papers, the program committee will also entertain proposals for special sessions (3 papers) and panel discussions on a particular topic.

The deadline for proposals is August 15, 2011. Proposals (in a PDF file, or in Word or WordPerfect format) should be sent as an email attachment to Those unable to send proposals as email attachments may send a hard copy to: Joseph Goering; Department of History; University of Toronto; 100 St. George St; Toronto, ON M5S 3G3; Canada

NOTICE: 1811-2011. The Napoleonic Criminal Model and the Creation of a New European Judicial Order (Florence, 27-28 May 2011)

My apologies for the late notice, but the History Department of the European University Institute (EUI) and the IAP research network "Justice and Society" have organised an International Conference on 1811-2011. The Napoleonic Criminal Model and the Creation of a New European Judicial Order. Results and Prospects. The Conference will take be held on 27-28 May in Villa Schiffanoia (EUI), salla Europa:

The Conference is divided in two parts. In the first part, participants will present the results of researches dedicated to the Napoleonic criminal justice, its organisation, its judiciary professions and its different stages (prosecution, trial and punishment). They will offer a complete historiographical overview about their topics and pave new ways for research. During the 2nd day, participants will present the results of studies led in countries annexed by Napoleonic Empire (Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Italy). They will stress the strength or, on the contrary, the weakness of Napoleonic legal acculturation and legacy

The international conference will gather 22 participants coming from 7 different countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, US and UK). This large panel is composed of the most international recognised researchers in the field of French, Social, Modern and Legal history: Alan Forrest, Robert Allen, Michael Broers, Antonio Padoa Schioppa, Thierry Lentz, Axel Tixhon, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt, Hervé Leuwers, Catherine Denys, Emmanuel Berger, Xavier Rousseaux, Jean-Pierre Royer, Frédéric Chauvaud, Jean-Pierre Allinne, Aurélien Lignereux, Pascal Bastien, Marion Godfroy-de Borms, Sylvain Rappaport, Nicolas Delpierre, Barbara Doelemeyer, Ludovic Maugué and Paolo Alvazzi del Frate.

For additional information, contact

NOTICE: Histories of Crime in the Digital Age (London, 25 June 2011)

A one-day symposium will be held on Saturday, 25 June 2011 at the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, Senate House, of the University of London:

Bringing together social and cultural history •combining qualitative and quantitative methods • using digital and traditional archives • record linkage • datamining and large-scale data analysis • cultural discourses and their reach • image and text • life grids and whole-life analysis

Speakers include: Tim Hitchcock, Heather Shore, Meg Arnot, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Helen Rogers, Dave Cox, Barry Godfrey, Trevor Dean, Peter King, Louise Jackson and Garthine Walker

Registration: £40 (£20 postgrad) includes lunch and refreshments.

For further information contact

Click here for the programme and here to register.