‘Juvenile Delinquency in the 19th and 20th Centuries: National and Transnational Perspectives’
a one-day interdisciplinary conference
Conference Organizers: Professor Laurence Brockliss and Dr Heather Ellis
The conference will discuss recent work on the national and transnational history of juvenile delinquency and youth justice in different parts of the world with a particular focus on how ideas and understandings of delinquency have travelled across regional and national borders and been accepted, rejected or adapted in new geographical and cultural contexts.
Venue: Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford
9:00 – 9:20: Registration in the Summer Common Room
9:20-9.30: Introduction and Welcome
Heather Ellis (Liverpool Hope)
Writing the History of Transnational Juvenile Delinquency
9.30-11.00: Session 1: Juvenile Delinquency and Colonial Systems
Helen Rogers (Liverpool John Moores): ‘Being Boys? Comparing the Behaviour of Convict Lads Before and After Transportation’
Stephanie Olsen (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin): ‘Dangerous Boys in Britain and India, c. 1880-1914’
11.15-12.45: Session 2: Delinquency and Nation Building
Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan (UCD): ‘Towards a History of Juvenile Delinquency in Ireland’
Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope): ‘“How will we kill the evening?” ‘Degeneracy’ and ‘Second Generation’ Male Adolescents in Independent Ireland’
2.00-3.30: Session 3: Delinquency and National Identity
Nazan Cicek (Ankara): ‘Juvenile Justice Alla Turca: Perception and Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency in the Turkish Republic (1923-2005)’
Kate Bradley (Kent): ‘Making Sense of Delinquency in the Post-War Welfare State: England and Wales, 1945-1970’
3.30-5.00: Session 4: Reconstructing the Lives of Juvenile Delinquents
Pam Cox (Essex): ‘Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances from 1850’
Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett): ‘Beyond Bad Girls and Artful Dodgers? Revisiting Young Criminal Lives from 1850’
5.00 – 6.00: Concluding Session: Oxford and Juvenile Delinquency
Laurence Brockliss (Oxford) et al.
The cost of attendance will be £50 for those who wish to take lunch in the New Room, Magdalen. This will be a very ample buffet lunch with wine as in previous years. For those simply wishing to attend the colloquium, there will be a charge of £15 to cover administration costs and tea and coffee. Cheques should be made out to ‘Dr L W B Brockliss, History of University’ and sent to Laurence Brockliss at Magdalen College, Oxford, OX14AU.