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Conference: XIst Colloquium for Police History (University of Cologne, July 14th-17th, 2010)

Thought I’d circulate the info for a conference I’m very excited about attending next week, being sponsored by the University of Cologne, Germany.  You can check out the flyer as a pdf here, or you can see the full schedule below.

I’d love to say a bit more about it now, but I’m furiously reworking my own talk after re-reading Security, Territory, Population.  I’ll try to report back on the conference later, though, as I’m sure it will be of current (and future) interest to readers of the blog.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 15th 2010

2.00 pm Welcome and Introduction

Alf Lüdtke & Herbert Reinke
Jens Jäger & Ralph Jessen

2.30 pm, Panel I: Policing the Colonies

Chair: Alf Lüdtke
  • Nitin Varma: Privatisation of Arrest and the Construction of the Exceptional: Authority, Discipline and Labour in the 19th Century Colonial Plantations of North East India
  • Marieke Bloembergen: The Late Colonial State and the Good Policeman. Policing, Intelligence and Change in the Netherlands-Indies

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm Coffee Break

4.30 pm Open Panel

  • Jürgen Krasser: Have Austrians Become Allergic to their Police since the 1950s? Dimensions of Widening Circles of Identification and their Contribution to an Understanding of the Questioning of Authority

7.00 pm Reception

Friday, July 16th 2010

9.30 am, Panel II: Erosion of Power

Chair: Ralph Jessen
  • Herbert Reinke: „Partners for Order?“. Observations on theHistory of Policing ‘Order’ in Germany
  • John C. Wood: Police Powers and their Limits in 1920s Britain

11.00 am – 11.15 am Coffee Break

  • Kevin Karpiak: Police/State: What French Police Reform can tell us About Contemporary State Re-Figurations
  • Gerd Sälter: Ermittlungen in Kriminalfällen in der Vormoderne. Private Initiative und polizeiliche Tätigkeit vor der allgemeinen Durchsetzung des Gewaltmonopols

12.45 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch

2.30 pm Open Panel

Chair: Jens Jäger
  • Sebastian Rojek: The Construction of the “Hoch-stapler” (Impostor) in German Criminology and Literature: 1880-1930
  • Catherine Denys: Circulation and Construction of Police Knowledge in Europe. A Report on the CIRSAP (Construction and Circulation of European Policing Knowledge)-Network

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm Coffee Break

  • Imanuel Baumann & Andrej, Stephan: Reflecting its own History – A Project Concerning the Development of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt) 1952-1981
  • Andreas Mix: Police and the Nazi Regime. A Project of the German Historical Museum and the German Police College

7.30 pm Conference Dinner

Saturday, July 17th 2010

9.30 am, Panel III: Conflicting Policing

Chair: Klaus Weinhauer
  • Jeannette Gabriel: “If we can can’t run the work relief projects without the militia then we better stop”: Shifting Degrees of Violence in Response to Public Support for the U.S. Unemployed Workers Movement – 1929 – 1939
  • Margo de Koster: Between Myth and Tool: The Forms and Uses of the State Monopoly on Violence in Street Level Policing, 1880-1940

11.00 am – 11.15 am Coffee Break

  • Thomas Welskopp: Mission Impossible. Enforcing National Prohibition in the United States,1920-1933

12.00 – 12.30 pm Final Discussion


2 thoughts on “Conference: XIst Colloquium for Police History (University of Cologne, July 14th-17th, 2010)

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