Welcome to the first Green Criminology Research Network Twitter Conference!
The spread of Covid-19 has caused disruption to many academic conferences over the past year. Recognising their value, we wanted to give those who have already experienced or anticipate forthcoming difficulties attending conferences the opportunity to share their work with a large network of interested people.
Twitter conferences provide participants with an opportunity for feedback, networking and professional interaction at a place and time convenient for them, also enabling their research findings to reach groups of people usually found within discipine-specific boundaries.
The conference will occur over two days - on Wednesday the 27th of January and Thursday the 28th of January 2021, between 10am and 1pm each day.
What is the conference theme?
Green Criminology in a Changing World
Due to unprecedented circumstances the last 12 months have seen many environmental issues garner less and less attention in social, political and media circles. However, this has diminished neither their presence nor importance, and has instead raised important questions about their occurrence against a background of wider contextual fractures. For instance, how have the transitions seen since the start of 2020 influenced environmental harms and those who choose to study them? Why should those with an eye on these rapid social and political transformations still be mindful of environmental crimes and harms that continue to occur over the same period? This Twitter conference attempts to answer these questions, among others, to understand how environmental issues in the non-human world intersect with those occurring in their human counterpart. The legacies of these transformations are likely to be with us for some time, and accounting for the ways in which they entwine with one another is going to be of increasing importance.
In this conference, we invite researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts on this broad theme of change. Topics will include, but are not limited to:
- Human/Non-human rights
- Visible/Invisible harms
- Extinction rebellion
- Climate change
- Global South
- Political, business and market change
If you are interested in presenting, please submit a 250 word abstract to James.Heydon@Nottingham.ac.uk for consideration. Abstract deadline: 15th December 2020.
How will the Twitter conference work?