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Call for Papers / Proposta : Police effectiveness

 

POLICE EFFECTIVENESS: the stationing on territory and the wage policy

 

In the policing and police history literature, rich by now, surely there has not been a lack of attention towards spatial organization.  I am referring to numerous studies published in the recent past. The administrative divisions and the control logics that accompanied this process of definition and organization of spaces, with a specific focus on the period of eighteenth-century reforms, have been widely analysed. However, while these studies have generally highlighted the rationalising function related to the project and the realization of these administrative units, they have not drawn the same attention to the stationing on territory of people concretely responsible for control duties. This is even truer if the chronological perspective of observation is diversified and extended.

Therefore, the next workshop organized by Cepoc (see www.cepoc.it for the complete list of precedent seminars), planned in Gargnano, on Garda Lake, the 21st and 22nd October 2016, is going to be about this subject. In particular, we want to draw the attention to what was, and in obedience to which rationales, the presence on territory of policing forces and policing men, with the aim of reconstructing their location, the changes over time and the reasons that preside and presided over the various choices. In fact, about this subject, knowledge is still rather uncertain. Continuer la lecture de Call for Papers / Proposta : Police effectiveness

Appel à communications : LA SOCIETA’ E IL TERRITORIO: IL CONTROLLO ATTRAVERSO FIDUCIARI

LA SOCIETA’ E IL TERRITORIO: IL CONTROLLO ATTRAVERSO FIDUCIARI

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La storiografia su polizia e controllo del territorio da qualche anno sta focalizzando la propria attenzione sulle concrete modalità attraverso le quali, nelle diverse epoche, lo stato, le comunità, la società civile cercavano di fronteggiare le minacce interne e rendere effettivo il controllo del rispettivo territorio.

Lo studio delle polizie, in tutte le possibili forme organizzative, è ovviamente al centro di questa riflessione. Tuttavia una delle forme di difesa più significative è certamente quella che vede per protagonista la stessa società civile, attraverso modalità consuetudinarie di intervento. La storiografia si è spesso interessata a queste forme di difesa, ma quasi esclusivamente con riferimento agli aspetti che più sono accostabili all’organizzazione di difese militari o para-militari: faccio riferimento alle milizie in tutte le loro forme, a presidi, strutture d’avvistamento, controlli confinari e sanitari, alle mobilitazioni più o meno organizzate al suono delle campane a martello e così via. Molto ai margini, invece, è rimasto lo studio delle numerosissime figure, presenti ovunque e in ogni epoca, cui erano demandate specifiche operazioni di controllo, vuoi per garantire la sicurezza dei traffici, vuoi per combattere la delinquenza, vuoi per garantire dai contagi, vuoi per disciplinare l’attività agricola, la navigazione e via di seguito. Continuer la lecture de Appel à communications : LA SOCIETA’ E IL TERRITORIO: IL CONTROLLO ATTRAVERSO FIDUCIARI

Colloque international. Les systèmes policiers et leurs territoires (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles)

ANR Systèmes policiers européens (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles)
2-3 juillet 2015
Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme, Aix-en-Provence, France
Le programme « Les systèmes policiers européens XVIIIe-XIXe siècles) », soutenu par l’Agence nationale de la recherche (http://syspoe.hypotheses.org), s’inscrit dans le renouvellement qu’a connu l’histoire des polices ces dernières années. La notion de « système policier » renvoie d’une part à la façon dont, dans un espace et à un moment donnés, s’articulent différentes forces de police, selon des relations complexes de complémentarité, de concurrence, de hiérarchie ; elle interroge d’autre part les articulations et les interactions qui lient les administrations ou corps de police avec d’autres institutions de régulation sociale et leurs acteurs, qu’il s’agisse de l’armée, de la justice, de l’Eglise, des métiers, etc. Continuer la lecture de Colloque international. Les systèmes policiers et leurs territoires (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles)

Appel à communications / Call for papers : « La polizia delle strade e delle acque navigabili” / “Policing roads and navigable waters” (deadline 10.09.2014)

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La polizia delle strade e delle acque navigabili: dalla sicurezza alla regolazione del traffico

Seminario di studi

Abbiategrasso (Milano) 28/29 novembre 2014

Proseguendo nella ormai consolidata tradizione di agili incontri seminariali di discussione su tematiche relative alla polizia e al controllo del territorio (per gli incontri sin qui svolti e la relativa pubblicazione di atti cfr. le sezioni Convegni e Collana di questo sito) si intende quest’anno affrontare l’argomento “La polizia delle strade e delle acque navigabili: dalla sicurezza alla regolazione del traffico”.
Continuer la lecture de Appel à communications / Call for papers : « La polizia delle strade e delle acque navigabili” / “Policing roads and navigable waters” (deadline 10.09.2014)

Appel à communications : « Migration policies and the materiality of identification in European cities, 1500 ‐ 2000 »

Call for papers for an international conference hosted by
Hilde Greefs (University of Antwerp – Centre of Urban History)
Anne Winter (Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Historical Research Into Urban Transformation Processes)
Place: Antwerp ‐ Date: 28‐29 May 2015
Urban history is to a large degree a history of migration and of dealing with migration. In late medieval and early modern cities migration flows and settlement were often regulated by localinstitutions such as citizenship, guild membership and settlement laws. During the transition from early modern to contemporary society, these local institutions were profoundly transformed as cities became part of modern nation states, where citizenship and membership primarily related to the nation and involved new mechanisms of identification and incorporation.
Economic and social historians have linked this transition to proletarianization andindustrialization, focusing on the impact of economic transformations on push and pull factors of migration, and relating the exclusion and disciplining of immigrants to class struggle. Political historians have in contrast placed the nation state and national identity at the centre of their analysis, often reducing the causes for changes in migration regulation to a monitoring problem. Cultural historians and historians of political thought in turn refer to still other causes, such as enlightenment thinking with its emphasis on natural rights, individualism and popular sovereignty.

Continuer la lecture de Appel à communications : « Migration policies and the materiality of identification in European cities, 1500 ‐ 2000 »

Police et Justice : le noeud gordien. Du temps des Lumières à l’État libéral (1750-1850)

POLICE ET JUSTICE : LE NOEUD GORDIEN Du temps des Lumières à l’État libéral (1750-1850) Colloque international sous l’égide de DAMOCLES (Unige) et de l’ANR SYSPOE. Avec le soutien de l’International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice (IAHCCJ). 20-22 novembre 2014, Université de Genève

Comité d’organisation : Marco CICCHINI (Université de Genève), Vincent DENIS (Paris-I Sorbonne), Vincent MILLIOT (Université de Caen), Michel PORRET (Université de Genève) Comité scientifique : Livio ANTONIELLI (Università di Milano) ; Pascal BASTIEN (Université du Québec à Montréal) ; Jean-Marc BERLIÈRE (Université de Bourgogne/ CESDIP-CNRS) ; Frédéric CHAUVAUD (Université de Poitiers) ; Catherine DENYS (Université de Lille 3) ; Clive EMSLEY (The Open University) ; Paul FRIEDLAND (Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University) ; Donald FYSON (Université Laval, Québec) ; Karl HÄRTER (Max-Planck- Institute für europäische Rechstgeschichte) ; Anja JOHANSEN (University of Dundee) ; René LEVY (CESDIP-CNRS) ; Brigitte MARIN (Université Aix-Marseille) ; Alessandro PASTORE (Università di Verona) ; Xavier ROUSSEAUX (Université catholique de Louvain).

Appel à contribution Depuis le XVIIe siècle, en pratique comme en théorie, police et justice constituent deux modalités spécifiques de la pacification sociale, deux manières d’exercer la puissance souveraine, deux modes de gouvernement. Continuer la lecture de Police et Justice : le noeud gordien. Du temps des Lumières à l’État libéral (1750-1850)

Appel à communications / Call For Papers : Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern and Contemporary World

Call for Papers
Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern and Contemporary World
British Academy, London, 29 June-1 July 2015
Sponsored by The Centre for the History of Violence, and the University of Newcastle, Australia

Guest speakers: Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University & Elizabeth Kolsky, Villanova University Continuer la lecture de Appel à communications / Call For Papers : Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern and Contemporary World

Call for papers / Appel à communication : « Narrating Police” – Between Legitimatizing Claims, Scholarly Reflections and Media Constructs

Call for Paper: 25th Colloquium on Police History

3-5 July 2014, Geschichtsort Villa ten Hompel, Muenster

« Narrating Police” – Between Legitimatizing Claims, Scholarly Reflections and Media Constructs

 

Local organisers:

Geschichtsort Villa ten Hompel Muenster (Bettina Blum, PhD; Thomas Koehler; Michael Sturm), in cooperation with the chair for Early Modern and Modern History, University of Muenster (Prof Thomas Grossboelting, PhD)

 

The Colloquium on Police History was founded in 1990 during the Historians’ Day in Bochum. Since then a circle of interested scholars has met once a year at alternating locations in order to discuss the state of police research. In this way, aspects of social, cultural and everyday history have been pointed out. The colloquium concentrates on interdisciplinary and – in a growing manner – international approaches. Attendees with a general interest on police history are very welcomed. We also particularly invite young researchers.

This year the Colloquium on Police History is hosted by the Geschichtsort Villa ten Hompel in Muenster which cooperates for this event with the chair for Early Modern and Modern History of the University of Muenster. The anniversary conference aims to reflect the state and the results of socio-historical and historico-cultural police research over the past two decades. Furthermore, prospective research concepts may be discussed both in a national and international perspective. This year’s title of the Colloquium on Police History « Narrating Police » – Between Legitimizing Claims, Scholarly Reflections and Media Constructs refers to the complex dimensions and diverging intentions when speaking and writing about « the police ». On the one hand, police forces have become research objects for historians and social scientists that analyse the institution and its agents. On the other hand, the members of the police explain and interpret their experiences themselves in order to produce meaning for their actions (or even justify them). Finally, media images as well as their colleagues‘aspirations, expectations, anxieties and aggressions might be projected upon individual policeman or policewoman. As a consequence, the 25th Colloquium on Police History emphasises three aspects:

1.)   Over the last years, a range of research and exhibition projects have been finalized. Some of them led to cooperation between external researchers and police authorities, respectively interested policewomen and –men, e.g. in the exhibition « Order and Destruction. The Police within the Nazi State » [orig.: Ordnung und Vernichtung. Die Polizei im NS-Staat] that was opened by the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin in April 2011. Additionally, the Federal Criminal Police Office [orig.: Bundeskriminalamt] commissioned a study that was released in 2011. Since any apologetic tendencies were missing both the public and the academic community appreciated the projects.

Yet the research, exhibition and educational projects that were initiated by German police authorities focussed mainly on the period of Nazi Germany.  A comparable discourse on Police History in the GDR seems to be rather marginalized. Admittedly, in the last years numerous studies that address the organization of People’s Police [orig.: Volkspolizei], their self-perceptions and operations have occurred. But in what manner do police authorities adopt this theoretical knowledge? In how far do contemporary “Principles of Good Policing” correspond to the patterns of legitimation, e.g. to narratives, perspectives and experiences of those officers who already fulfilled their duty in the GDR and still fulfil their duty in the Federal Republic of Germany?

Furthermore, the question arises as to how far a critical-based police history within the police itself exists. Against the background of Nazi Germany and (despite all the differences) even the GDR: Did and do the research and exhibition projects perhaps function primarily as legitimizing claims aiming to draw a success story of the police in the « old » and the « new » Federal Republic? Or does the police “make use” of its history hoping to better understand social transformations and conflicts? Is a critical preoccupation with the own institution’s history evidence for a progressive orientation to human and civil rights? But to what extent and upon what methods have projects on Police History found entrance into police training and education? The primary question is whether the critical analysis and the preoccupation with history also led to a diversified cop culture.

It would also be inspiring to discuss approaches to police-historical projects beyond caesuras and in transnational perspectives. What do researchers and scholars in other countries focus upon when they examine the police’s role(s) in former colonies or occupied territories? Does the historical knowledge find entrance into police officer training and education?

2.)   The second focus of the colloquium is on the role of contemporary Police History in the context of current historical, cultural- and social-scientific research. Does a consistent research area called “Police History” really exist that can be circumscribed towards different disciplines, e.g. History of Law or History of Administration or Historical Criminology? Or does current Police History benefit from a “cross-sectional” research in contrast to those well-established fields of research?

In particular, projects with an international comparative approach give hope for constructive results here. The Colloquium on Police History provides and even provided a plattform to discuss transnational and interdisciplinary dimensions on several occasions. However, social-scientific, criminological and historical researches into police still seem to go separate ways. Among which aspirations and perspectives ought police-historical researches to be evolved – beyond any empty phrases in grant applications?

3.)   The third aspect of the Colloquium on Police History focuses on media constructs concerning the police. What effect do documentations, exhibitions or fictionalisations – from crime novels to feature films to TV serials – have on police and police work? How do medial images conversely affect the police, their institutional models and their practises of self-dramatization? In how far do police forces try to influence medial images of their institution in a positive way?

Over and above these main focuses a section for workshop and on-going research reports beyond the subject-matter is to be planned.

Languages are German and English.

The organisers will reserve a hotel room for speakers. Travelling expenses can be reimbursed for speakers up to 150 €.

Please submit your abstract for a paper to be presented at the conference (one page max.) until February 28th, 2014. We are looking forward to receiving your proposals and to hosting an inspiring conference.

Mail contact: vth-tagung@stadt-muenster.de

 

Bettina Blum, Thomas Koehler, Michael Sturm

CFP : International Conference : Policing Empires, Brussels, December 2013

CFP International Conference Policing Empires: Social Control, Political Transition, (Post-)Colonial Legacies

Call for Papers

International Conference

Policing Empires Social Control, Political Transition, (Post-)Colonial Legacies

December 2013 Brussels, Belgium

After years of academic neglect, colonial policing has recently attracted increasing attention. New historical insights on colonial security strategies and on their postcolonial vestiges (in the global South as well as in the former metropoles) testify to the dynamism of this field of research. The 2-day international conference Policing Empires: Social Control, Political Transition, (Post-)Colonial Legacies, to be held in Brussels in December 2013, is the last in a series of events convened by the GERN Working Group on (Post-)Colonial Policing. Preceding workshops have focused on policing in the British, French, Belgian and Dutch, and finally Portuguese Empires and have addressed various aspects of policing, surveillance and security experiences. Building on these explorations, the aim of this final conference is to spur new reflection and discussion on connectivity, continuity and change across the (former) European Empires and to promote a multi-sited and comparative approach to colonial policing practices and their legacies in the postcolonial world. It intends to bring together researchers and research evidence from different areas of the world and of specialization, and to foster cross-disciplinary and cross-empire debates through innovative case-studies related to the broad themes of the conference.
In order to open new perspectives, we invite papers that transcend traditional definitions and paradigms of policing in 19th and 20th century colonial contexts. This entails debates not limited to police services but embracing other actors, strategies and techniques which were also part of the colonial law and order apparatus, as well as analysis going beyond institutional approaches and state boundaries. In both cases, we would like to discuss formal and informal interactions of colonial security norms and projects with the social and spatial realities of the policed.
The conference will be organized along three major themes: social control, political transition and (post-)colonial legacies. These will provide a flexible framework allowing to explore a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
Social Control•    Class, race, ethnicity, gender and policing •    Informal and semi-informal mechanisms of control •    Policing, consent and control •    Criminality, delinquency and urban order
Political Transition •    Policing and pacification •    Intelligence and surveillance •    Colonial and counter-colonial networks •    Negotiating a ‘new’ order: violence, resistance, agency
(Post-)Colonial Legacies
Colonial (dis)continuities in policing the (newly) independent state Police work and the internationalization/regionalization of security politics Memories of policing, police violence and repression Policing the former colonized in the metropole.
(The above list is only indicative and papers on all aspects of the broad themes of the conference are welcome.)
For paper proposals, please submit a title, a 250-word abstract and a short biography in English by April 1st, 2013 to policingempires.conference2013@gmail.com. Authors will be sent notifications of acceptance or rejection by email before May 1st, 2013 and complete papers will be due on November 1st, 2013. Selected proceedings of the conference will be published.
A limited budget to help with travel and/or accommodation expenses may be made available (with preference given to junior and low-income scholars). Please note that these funds are very limited: participants are therefore encouraged to find their own sources of financial support.
For more information, please contact policingempires.conference2013@gmail.com
Organizing Committee : Emmanuel Blanchard (CESDIP/Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin, France) Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV, The Netherlands) Margo De Koster (Université catholique de Louvain / Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) Amandine Lauro (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

CFP : European Perspectives on Cultures of Violence

Call for Papers

European Perspectives on Cultures of Violence

 

The Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester,

27-28 June 2013

 

What can we learn from the way that violent behaviour is experienced and perceived in European culture? This interdisciplinary conference invites discussion over the nature of violence in differing times and places. The aim is to not only bring together historians of different periods, but also to promote dialogue across a range of disciplines concerned with the study of violence in the modern world. What can comparative historical studies add to these debates, and how can historians benefit from the work of criminologists, anthropologists and sociologists in return? How can the study of acts of violence, both past and present, challenge or support modern claims of humanity and progress? Can we account for the dramatic historical decline in homicide rates in some parts of the world, or their persistence in others? A lot of valuable work has examined how gender affects experience of violent crime, as both offender and victim. We will also consider the role of brutality in oppressive regimes or industrial systems, while the centralized containment of violence and ‘civilising processes’ are integral to narratives of modern state formation.

 

Shifting to local studies, new questions arise. What was the cultural significance of violence and the law in specific regions? Were these meanings specific to differing social groups and did they change across time? Was interpersonal violence necessarily incompatible with local perceptions of civilised behaviour? What can the study of these communities add to anthropological debates over relations between local cultures and systems of universal values? We want to encourage interaction and discussion of violence as a source of social and political power, and as an aspect of culturally relative interpersonal relations.

 

Confirmed speakers: Prof Andy Wood, Prof Peter King, Prof Patricia Skinner and Dr Joanne Bailey.

 

We welcome proposed papers that deal with one or more of the following issues:

·         domestic violence

·         gendered experience of violence

·         violence and the state

·         violence and ethnicity

·         geographies of homicide

·         comparative histories of criminal justice reform

·         public perceptions of violent crime and punishment

·         the emotions of violence

·         trauma and memories of violence and conflict

We hope that this call for papers will be answered both by historians but also by researchers in other disciplines who deal with these questions. Although our main focus will be Europe, papers presenting comparative studies from other regions are also sought.

Proposals for papers of approximately 300 words should be sent to simon.sandall@winchester.ac.uk  before 30 March 2013, accompanied by short biographical details.

Call for papers : 12th International Conference on Urban History, Lisbonne, 3-6 septembre 2014

Attention : la date de clôture pour proposer une session est fixée au 31 mars 2013.

We would like to invite you to participate in the 12th International Conference on Urban History «Cities in Europe, Cities in the World», which will be held at the Nova University of Lisbon from 3 to 6 September 2014.

The call for sessions’ deadline has been extended and we will continue to accept proposals until 31 March 2013. Instructions for the submission of sessions will be available on the website: www.eauh2014.fcsh.unl.pt. In April 2013 session organizers will be informed if their session is accepted.

The European Association for Urban History encourages cross-disciplinary and international research on urban history. Therefore the EAUH invites you to submit sessions that are as comparative and interdisciplinary as possible. Furthermore, we give priority to sessions which are co-organized by scholars from different universities/countries.

Please visit our website (http://www.eauh2014.fcsh.unl.pt) for further information, and do not hesitate to contact us (eauh2014@fcsh.unl.pt) if you have any questions or doubts.