In this meeting, we would like to explore the possibilities of new discourse analytical and biographical approaches to the history of criminology. Of particular significance will be the role of modernisation, urbanisation, and mass culture, as a challenge to the criminological authors of that time.
The first round of discussions, to be held on Friday morning, will address the issue of urbanization and crime control from three different perspectives: the role of urbanization within a social and cultural history of modernity; the role of urbanization within the criminological discourse; and the role of 'criminology' to explore and appropriate the urban space.
The afternoon session will focus on a specific form of appropriation of crime as social and cultural phenomenon: the creation of criminological and anthropological museums/collections in different European cities.
The third session, scheduled for Saturday morning, will explore new vistas on the conceptual shift of criminological writing at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, emphasizing especially the generational/biographical dimension.
Peter Becker( Europäisches Hochschulinstitut Florenz)
Helmut Konrad (Univ. Graz, IFK)
PROGRAM (abstracts available at the website below)
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