Postdoc opportunity with Sophie Fuggle – “Postcards from the bagne: Tourism in the shadow of France’s overseas penal colonies”

Apply now to hit the 11 Nov deadline for applications for to work with Sophie Fuggle on the AHRC-funded project ‘Postcards from the bagne: Tourism in the shadow of France’s overseas penal colonies’.

Specific duties will involve, for example, carrying out archival and fieldwork at relevant sites in France and internationally, organising dissemination events including an international conference, preparing journal articles and other outputs, organising pathways to impact activities.

For more information and to apply please visit:

The position is 1.0FTE for 8 months starting in January 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) but there is the possibility to discuss carrying out the role on a part-time basis over a longer period.

For an informal discussion, please contact

Application deadline: 11 November 2018
Interview date: 4 December 2018

Programme announced – 3rd International Conference for Carceral Geography

The programme for the 3rd International Conference for Carceral Geography, to be held at the University Liverpool, 17-18 December 2018, 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 7th December 2018.


The conference theme of “counterpoints and counter-intuition” is intended encourage both a diversity of perspectives on the carceral, and to stimulate discussion of that which is or was unanticipated, had been unimagined, or was unforeseen.


We are delighted that Professor Dominique Moran (University of Birmingham) and Professor Chris Philo (University of Glasgow) will be joining us as keynote speakers at the conference. The conference will feature 8 paper sessions, with 29 papers from 39 authors from across the globe. Delegates are invited to a drinks reception and exhibition event including the photographic work of Dr Annie Pfingst (Goldsmiths, University of London), The Comparative Penology Group (University of Cambridge) and a musical performance from Lucy Cathcart Frödén (University of Glasgow and Vox Liminis).

Dedicated theme sessions include: Carceral legitimacy; Mobilities and Change; Health, Body and Mind; Carceral Landscapes; amongst others.

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