2nd International Conference for Carceral Geography – programme announced

The programme for the Print2nd International Conference for Carceral Geography, to be held at the University of Birmingham, 11-12 December 2017, has been finalised, and is available here.

Registration for the conference is open via this online shop. Registration is free, and there are payable items of day catering and a conference dinner which can be optionally added. The last date for conference registration is 5th December 2017. Please note that the last date to register and elect to attend the conference dinner will be 24th November 2017.

2017 is a milestone year for Carceral Geography. It marks forty years after the English translation of Discipline and Punish, twenty years after Teresa Dirsuweit’s ground-breaking study of women’s incarceration in South Africa, and ten years after the publication of Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s Golden Gulag. Given the rapid development of the sub-discipline since and through these milestone publications, the intention of this conference is to recognise the founding of the Carceral Geography Working Group of the RGS-IBG in 2017 with an event which both reflects the diversity and energy of this area of research, and enables further interdisciplinary dialogue and development.

We are delighted that Ruth Wilson Gilmore will be joining us as a keynote speaker at the conference, alongside Andrew Jefferson, James Oleson, David Maguire and Mary Bosworth, and that Chris Philo and Ben Crewe will be presenting their work in a special keynote Dialogue session. The conference will feature ten paper sessions, with 34 papers from 37 authors, as well as an exhibition of the photographic work of Annie Pfingst, a lunchtime networking session for Early Career Researchers in Carceral Geography, a screening of Brett Story’s  The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, and the AGM of the Carceral Geography Working Group of the RGS-IBG

To join us in Birmingham for the conference, register now!