For the first time, the Anthropology of Security Network and the Anthropology of Crime and Criminalization Network joined forces and organized a joint conference. This was driven by the rationale that there is a great deal of overlap in the topics and research foci of the two networks, and the convenors deemed it fruitful to bring these foci into conversation. A website was set up to inform participants about the program and registration. The conference took place from 17 to 19 May at the University of Bologna, Italy, at the Department of History and Cultures.
As a result of current social, political andeconomic trends, anthropologists areincreasingly interested in security, crime,and criminalisation. The first jointlyorganised conference between theAnthropology of Crime and Criminalisation(AnthroCrime) and the Anthropology ofSecurity (ASN) EASA networks aims toexplore crime and security, developing novelmethodological and theoretical approachesto their analysis. In addition to several panels related to theanthropology of crime and security, theconference will hold two laboratories and abook presentation session. The laboratorieswill be dedicated to the challenges of doingethnography in the field of security andcrime and to facilitate future publicationsbased on conference papers.
Join us for our first jointly organised conference now and don’t miss our two keynote lectures by Mark Maguire and Setha M. Low as well as Dennis Rodgers respectively. For a comprehensive overview please download our program to learn more about the eleven packed panels and further activities, like a methodology and a writing & publishsing lab.
As a result of current social, political and economic trends, anthropologists are increasingly interested in security, crime, and criminalisation. The first jointly organised conference between the Anthropology of Crime and Criminalisation (AnthroCrime) and the Anthropology of Security (ASN) EASA networks aims to explore crime and security, developing novel methodological and theoretical approaches to their analysis.
In addition to several panels (see the full list here) related to the anthropology of crime and security, the conference will hold a workshop, a laboratory and a book presentation session. The laboratory will be dedicated to the challenges of doing ethnography in the field of security and crime, while the workshop aims to facilitate future publications based on conference papers.
Deadline for papers submission and pre-registrations: 5 March 2022.
Deadline for panel proposal submission: 15 January 2022
CALL FOR PANELS:
As a result of current social, political and economic trends, anthropologists are increasingly interested in security, crime, and criminalisation. The first jointly organised conference between the Anthropology of Crime and Criminalisation (AnthroCrime) and the Anthropology of Security (ASN) EASA networks aims to explore the imbrication between crime and security, developing novel methodological and theoretical approaches to their analysis.
The network meeting will be carried out through the same Shindig platform as the conference. It is not restricted to who is registered to the conference. Even if you are not attending the conference, this enables you to join the network meeting. We will circulate a link to join the meeting as well as time, which will also be available on the conference webpage.
In our ASN meeting we would like to update you on the networks activities
and in specific discuss future directions and possible activities. We
will also be holding the bi-annual election for convenors. In occasion of the
conference in 2019 several possibilities to make the network more useful to
its members were discussed, some of which we have initiated since. But there is
certainly room for more, which we are looking forward to discuss. Save the date, we invite “old and new” colleagues to join the
meeting, which is open to everyone interested!
Conveners: Mark Maguire (Maynooth University), Alexandra Schwell (AAU Klagenfurt), Monika Weissensteiner (University of Kent)
Discussant: David A. Westbrook
Call for Papers for the EASA 2020 panel no. 116 in Lisbon (21-24 July 2020):
The Future in Security: ethnographies of security at the edge of tomorrow [ASN]
This Anthropology of Security Network (ASN) panel calls for anthropologists exploring the future in security to propose papers (with one-word titles) that are crafted to explain the term as used in their ethnographic field site.
Call for Papers for the EASA 2020 panel no. 077 in Lisbon (21-24 July 2020):
Securitized Education: critical perceptions on the entanglements between military, security and education [Anthropology of Security Network, Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology PACSA]
This panel seeks to demonstrate how military/security and educational domains are entangled in ways that promote militarization and securitization. By examining these entanglements critically, we aim to uncover processes that normalize the use of violence and military means within civil society.
The call for panels for the 2020 EASA conference in Lisbon is now open. We invite you to submit panel proposals under the Anthropology of Security Network. Please feel free to use the network email list to exchange upon proposals or to find colleagues interested in convening a panel together. The Call for panel closes on 21st of October.https://www.easaonline.org/conferences/easa2020/
To draw other security scholar’s attention to your panel and to increase the network’s visibility, we encourage you to propose your panel under the ASN banner by adding “[ASN]” in your panel submission. Please inform us(firstname.lastname@example.org) beforehand about the security-related panels you’re planning to submit.