The British/Irish section of the European Group also holds a regular conference. The last conference, hosted by Andrea Beckman and Tony Ward, was held in Lincoln from 26-27th April 2014. It was entitled ‘Penal Law, Abolitionism and Anarchism’. Click here for the conference report.
For many years Andrea Beckmann has been the representative and treasurer of the English [or British/Irish section as it is also known] section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. She organized the third annual conference of the “British section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control”. It was held in Lincoln. Its title was “Conditions of Domination and Modes of Resistance” and the venue was the Victorian Women’s Prison inside Lincoln Castle [17-19 April 2001].
Andrea also co-organized [together with Dr. Tony Ward at Hull University] the eighth annual conference of the “British section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control” that was held in Hull. Its title was “Order and Violence: Delimiting control” and the venue was Hull’s Dennison Centre [19.-21.4.2006].
In April 2010 Andrea organised the annual meeting [later called the ‘Phoenix’ event] of the British/Irish section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control in Manchester.
In 2014 Andrea organised a British/Irish section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control conference. In her position as Brit./Irish section representative as well as in her position as secretary of the international Hulsman Foundation she organised an international, very successful conference on “Penal law, Abolitionism and Anarchism” that ran from Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th April 2014 and took place in the dramatic venue that is the old Shire Hall in Nottingham.
Andrea co-organised an international conference of the British/Irish section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control on “Defending and celebrating the Freedom to dissent: Critical social sciences and Praxis” together with Dr. Monish Bhatia at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland which took place from the 31.3. to 1.4. 2016.
In 2020 the British/Irish section was going to hold another conference that due to COVID could not take place until the 22.10.-23.10.2021 and its theme is: “Redressing the harms and violence of ‘othering’ – towards the abolition of structures, discourses and practices of ‘othering’ “. It will take place at Nottingham’s Albert Hall.