The 4th International Conference for Carceral Geography is now open for registration!
The 4th International Conference for Carceral Geography takes place in Brussels (Belgium) on Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th of December 2020 and is hosted by the NICC (Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie/Institut National de Criminalistique et de Criminologie).
Online participation or in-person participation are possible. You can choose one of the options whilst registering on this website.
Please note that the deadline to register is the 7th of December 2020 (included).
We will publish the full programme closer to the start of the event.
Please e-mail the organising committee if you have any problems regarding your registration at Crimino@just.fgov.be.
Deadline extension 4th International Conference for Carceral Geography & New information on online participation
As a result of the continued impact of COVID-19 across the world, we wanted to update you on new information regarding the 4th International Conference for Carceral Geography in Brussels, 14-15 December 2020.
Online participation will be possible! Therefore, the deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended for an additional two weeks, to Wednesday 15th July 2020.
Please check our update for detailed information.
4th International Conference for Carceral Geography – 2020 Call for Papers
We welcome the submission of proposals for the 4th International Conference for Carceral Geography. The Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 14-15 December 2020 and will be hosted by the NICC (Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie/Institut National de Criminalistique et de Criminologie).
The Committee of the Carceral Geography Working Group of the RGS-IBG is delighted to announce that the 4th International Conference for Carceral Geography will take place in December 2020, in Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by the NICC (Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie/Institut National de Criminalistique et de Criminologie), this will be the first conference in this series to be held outside of the UK. Provisional dates are 14-15 December 2020.
Organised by Christophe Mincke, Olivier Milhaud (Sorbonne U., Paris), Anouk Mertens, Dani Brutyn and Maria Larrañaga, and with a provisional theme of “Defining the carceral through space and movement” the 4th conference will be free to attend.
Watch this space for more information, and in due course, a call for papers!
The 3rd International Conference for Carceral Geography took place at the University of Liverpool, UK in December 2018. Audio and slides from papers and keynote addresses are now available – just select the session via the programme tab!
This website is the virtual home of the Carceral Geography Working Group (CGWG) of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).
The ‘punitive’ or ‘carceral turn’ has brought about new ways of thinking about geography and the state, and has highlighted spaces of incarceration as a new terrain for exploration by geographers. Carceral geography, as a new subdiscipline of human geography, has developed to directly address this punitive turn, and has contributed to a wider ‘carceral turn’ in social sciences scholarship over recent years.
Accordingly, the intention of the CGWG is to support the development of an international, interdisciplinary community of scholars, anchored in carceral geography, to tackle the pressing questions of the carceral age.