CFP: The World of Prisons: The History of Confinement in Global Perspective, Late Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Century

Deadline:  30 September 2015

Department of History, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

7-10 September 2016

For a detailed description of the concept of the conference, please click here.

Paper proposals, outlining a contribution of 25 minutes, should not exceed 700 words. The abstract should be accompanied by a brief biographical note of no more than 1 page detailing the current academic affiliation and past and present research of the applicant. The papers will be delivered in English. Travel and accommodation expenses of conference participants will be covered by the hosts. The publication of an edited volume based on a major part of the conference papers is planned.

Please submit abstract and biographical note in one single .pdf-file by email to: The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015. The receipt of proposals will be confirmed. Applicants will be notified about the acceptance of their proposals in the second half of October.
Contact Info:
Thomas Hirt
Historisches Institut, Universität Bern
Länggassstrasse 49
3000 Bern 9, Switzerland