5th International Conference for Carceral Geography

Registration is now open for the 5th International Conference for Carceral Geography, a hybrid conference (in-person and online) in Melbourne, Australia on 13-15th December 2022!

The conference is hosted by the University of Melbourne and supported by the Carceral Geography Working Group (CGWG) of the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).

This year’s conference theme is Confinement: spaces and practices of care and control. The conference will be an inclusive, engaged and engaging gathering of interdisciplinary scholars, students, practitioners and people with lived experience of living and working in confined settings.

Conference highlights

  • 26 paper sessions with themes including colonial carcerality, dark histories, carcerality and care, cultural resistance, and more!
  • A creative program of works, including film (by Iranian filmmaker Hoda Afshar), artwork addressing the conference theme (by Indigo Daya) and archival materials.
  • Hybrid participation to accommodate presenters and attendees from across the world
  • Paper sessions and events across time-zones!

Spotlight on plenaries!

Spotlight on other events!

Download the conference program here! (Room locations and online links will be available to registered attendees 7 days before the event)

View the call for papers.


Conference registration is free for those without financial support. We invite others to contribute whatever they are able to. Registration contributions will be used to support bursaries for ECR presenters to future International Conferences for Carceral Geography.

Register now at: https://icmsmeetings.eventsair.com/5th-international-conference-for-carceral-geography/registration/Site/Register

Useful information for in-person attendees

For those of you who are presenting in person, the conference will be held at:  

Arts West Building Parkville Campus, University of Melbourne  

Disability access information: https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/students/undergraduate/support-your-bachelor-of-arts/arts-west-disability-access 

Possible accommodation options: https://www.visitmelbourne.com/places-to-stay (e.g., Carlton, Parkville or the City Centre).

Budget accommodation at Residential Colleges at the University of Melbourne (Summer break): https://apply.colleges.unimelb.edu.au/casualaccomm/enquire.html 

Organising committee

The local conference organising committee is led by Dr Claire Loughnan, Dr Diana Johns and Dr Bree Carlton, from the University of Melbourne.

Contact us

For more information about the conference, please email: