It is with great pleasure that we announce the Border Criminologies 5th birthday conference: ‘Beyond Critique’ on April 19 and 20, 2018. With support from the Bonavero Human Rights Institute at the University of Oxford, and the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute, we will be welcoming an international group of artists, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, activists and lawyers to Oxford to discuss strategies and hopes for change.  We aim to work together for new ways of thinking, acting and engaging.

Much important work has been done to uncover the intersections of border control and criminal justice. The question is how much more evidence do we need? How can we communicate our findings and recommendations to a broader public?

In coming together, across disciplines, jurisdictions and sectors, we intend, in April to shift the conversation towards change. Speakers will share their experiences of work on the ground in Greece, the US, Sweden and Britain. We will learn from artists about different ways of representing border control and understanding its effect.

The conference is free of charge and open. Please sign up here if you would like to attend and be a part of this dynamic conversation and creative exchange

Border Criminologies has been busy. Now is a good time to take stock and to look ahead.  Come join us!