Location: Liverpool John Moores University

The generous funding that we have received from Liverpool John Moores University has enabled us to make the conference free for all to attend.

Date: 24 May 2017

Keynote: Dr. Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett University)

While many scholars work on the history of crime and its representation in print, there are currently very few opportunities for scholars working in this area to come together and share their research. In the UK, for example, the excellent British Crime Historians’ Symposium is held biennially, while SOLON’s similarly inspiring series of conferences are usually held once a year.

In light of this, the organisers encourage scholars at any stage in their careers to submit an abstract for the forthcoming one day conference entitled ‘Lives, Trials, and Executions: Perspectives on Crime, c.1700-c.1900’.

The organisers are interested in all types of papers from a variety of disciplines including history, literature, law, and criminology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:  

-History of policing

-Legal history

-Media representations of crime.

-Museum representations of crime

-Papers focusing on individual criminals.

-Papers offering new perspectives on key concepts in crime history (e.g. the “underworld”, subcultures, etc.).

We also welcome proposals for panels of three papers or roundtable discussions.

For individual papers, please submit an abstract of 250 words along with a brief biography, and send

For panel and round table proposals, please send an abstract of 500 words giving a synopsis of the panel along with brief biographies for each speaker.

The Deadline for panel and individual paper proposals is February 15th 2017.

We are also planning to publish a special issue of Law, Crime, and History based upon this conference to which attendees will be encouraged to submit their papers.

Organisers: Samuel Saunders (Liverpool John Moores) and Stephen Basdeo (Leeds Trinity University)


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