Upcoming event: Explorations in Carceral Geography – Prisons in Africa

The next event in our Explorations in Carceral Geography seminar series will take place on Wednesday 6 April 2022, 10:00-12:00 CET with the title: Prisons in Africa: Imprint, value, justice, reform.

Explorations in Carceral Geography is a participatory and interdisciplinary seminar series, organised by Christophe Mincke, Olivier Milhaud and Anna Schliehe.

The seminar programme features the following invited speakers:

  • Julia Hornberger: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Frédéric Le Marcis: ENS Lyon, France
  • Marie Morelle: University of Lumière Lyon 2, France

Marie Morelle, Frédéric Le Marcis, and Julia Hornberger edited Confinement, Punishment and Prisons in Africa (Routledge, 2021).  Winding up with the rhetoric of exceptionalism, they present a nuanced critique of the prison experience in diverse detention facilities across Africa. What makes their work so intriguing are the comparisons they were able to draw across a wide range of case studies and research approaches.

This is a free online event but please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explorations-in-carceral-geography-prisons-in-africa-tickets-294477318587