Call for papers for an international conference
History of Crime in Central and Eastern Europe from the Middle Ages to 1848
Tuesday 24 May – Thursday 26 May 2022
The conference is organized by the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Slovak Historical Society, Department of Legal History and Comparative Law of the Faculty of Law, Comenius University and the East Slovak Museum in Košice
Conference languages – English, Slovak, Czech, Polish
The study of the history of crime has a more than a century-long past. From the periphery of interest in the initial period, often in the form of historical curiosities, it gradually became one of the leading topics in scientific research. In the last few decades, the history of crime and its accompanying phenomena have been analyzed not only at the primary level in the traditional descriptive way, possibly supplemented by statistics, but have become an area of research studied from various and interdisciplinary aspects with the use of different methodologies.
Crime is not just a demonstration of social pathology, but a phenomenon interconnected to several other socio-economic and cultural phenomena and currents of thought. The scholarly interest in the history of crime was initiated mainly in the countries of Western Europe (in terms of political rather than geographical), however, its development in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe has been rather uneven. The aim of the conference is to focus primarily on this area of Europe and to enable scientific discussion and comparison of results on the history of crime and its related phenomena and concepts. The aim of the conference is to focus primarily on this area of Europe and to enable scientific discussion and comparison of results on the history of crime and its related phenomena and concepts. The latest results of scientific research in the subject, case studies or papers critically assessing selected concepts or historiographies of crime history in individual countries are welcome.
Proposals for papers with a brief abstract (up to 150 words) are invited to reach out to the main organiser by email.
Deadline Monday 10th January, 2022