The latest issue of the journal Cultures & Conflits (76) has just been published. Edited by IdentiNet participants Dider Bigo and Pierre Piazza, and featuring a contribution from IdentiNet participant Ilsen About, the issue explores ‘Fichage et Listing’, and contains French-language articles on the transnational traffic in personal data, the control of mobility, and the challenges of achieving a balance between public safety and civil liberties. Abstracts (free) and articles can be accessed online via the journal website.
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Tags: Civil Liberties, Europe, France, Migration, Policy, Privacy, Registration, Security, technology
Tags: DNA Databases, Europe, Foucault, Policing, Profiling, Security, Surveillance, technology, Twentieth Century
The first ‘brown bag lunch’ IPS discussion seminar will take place at King’s College London on Thursday 28 January 2010. Co-organised by IdentiNet participant Didier Bigo, discussion will be introduced by a presentation from Andrea Molteni (University of Milan) on the functioning of the concept of the dispositif within the work of Michel Foucault, which will go on to consider its relevance to the analysis of DNA databases, especially within the Italian context (a full abstract is available here). Wine will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring along their own sandwiches. The seminar will take place from 12.30pm–2.30pm in the War Studies meeting room, which is on the sixth floor of the King’s Building on Strand Campus (map). If you wish to attend, please confirm with email@example.com. Picture: Flickr/dullhunk (CC)
Tags: Britain, Empire, Europe, Globalisation, Migration, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century
A one-day workshop on ‘Immigration and National Identity in British History: Europe, Empire, and Commonwealth’ will take place in the Dahrendorf Room of St Antony’s College, Oxford from 10am–5pm on Monday 18 January 2010. Sponsored by the Slavic Research Centre of Hokkaido University in Japan, in association with St Antony’s College, the workshop will feature six papers on experiences of migration and identity in British imperial and colonial contexts, and will conclude with a general discussion. There is no charge for attending the workshop (delegates can purchase their own lunch from the St Antony’s dining hall), but if you wish to attend – and for full programme details – please contact the organizer on hiromi.mizokami(at)sant.ox.ac.uk. Picture: Flickr/Northampton Museum (CC).
Tags: Civil Liberties, Crime, DNA Databases, Europe, Policy, Privacy, Registration, Security, Twentieth Century
The French journal Cultures & Conflits has dedicated its summer issue (number 74) to the theme of ‘Security and Data Protection’. Articles explore, amongst other things, the protection of personal data in transatlantic context, enlarging access to European databases and the EU’s strategy against organized crime, and the issue closes with an interview with Armand Mattelart conducted by IdentiNet member Didier Bigo. For further details, see the issue flyer (pdf). Articles (in French) and abstracts (In English) can be found on the journal website.
Tags: Europe, Profiling, Registration, Security, Surveillance, technology, Twentieth Century, United States
The second seminar of the research group SUERTE (Sécurité, Union européenne et relations transatlantiques) will take place in Paris on 15 October 2009 on the theme of ‘Security, Dataveillance, and Databases’. Discussion will focus on current databases in the United States and the European Union; on the agencies and services that have access to databases; on the networks that are formed around the exchange of information; and on the relationship between data collection, security, profiling, and risk management. For further details, see the seminar flyer (pdf).
Tags: Biometrics, Crime, Eighteenth Century, Europe, Forensics, France, Policing, Registration
Vincent Denis, a Professor of Modern History at the Université de Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne , is due to deliver a paper at the University of Oxford entitled ‘Police and Identification in France, From the Enlightenment to the Napoleonic Empire’. Denis has published widely on the history of individual identification in eighteenth-century and Napoleonic France, and most recently is the author of Une histoire de l’identité: France, 1715-1815 (Champvallon: Seyssel, 2008). His paper will take place on Monday 27 April 2009 at 5.15pm in the Mordan Hall of St Hugh’s College; for more information see here.
Summer School: Exploring the Newly Opened ITS Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPublished April 7, 2009 Calls for Papers , Summer Schools Leave a Comment
Tags: Europe, Germany, Holocaust, Migration, Registration, Twentieth Century
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is currently inviting applications to participate in an international research workshop for scholars, designed to explore the recently opened archival holdings of the International Tracing Service (ITS). The workshop will run at the USHMM in Washington DC from 3-14 August 2009, and will allow researchers to explore a wide variety of ITS identity documents including: concentration camp, deportation, ghetto, transport and arrest records; 3.2 million displaced person registration cards; and the Central Name Index (CNI). Graduate students and academics from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, and the deadline is April 27 2009; for further details and application instructions, see H-Net or the workshop website.
Tags: Britain, CCTV, Europe, Germany, Globalisation, Passports, Security, Surveillance
A summer school on ‘New Approaches to Political History: Writing British and German Contemporary History’ will be held at the German Historical Institute, London, on 7-12 September 2009. Within a general focus on new definitions of the political and methodology, one of the four thematic strands concentrates on Politics in a Globalised World: Security and Transnationalisation, and will explore issues such as CCTV, passport controls and other international identity documents. The school is open to PhD students and post-docs working on British, German and British-German history, and the deadline for applications is 1 March 2009; for further details and how to apply see H-Net or the GHI website.
Tags: Europe, ID Cards, Identity Theft, Policy, Security, technology
The 22nd Annual Conference of EEMA (The European Association for e-Identity and Security) will take place in London on 25-26 June 2009 on the regular theme of ‘European e-Identity Management’. The two day event will comprise ‘keynotes, panel discussions, roundtable sessions and focused workshops on the key challenges and strategies for effectively managing government, employee, citizen and private identities’, and will feature displays from leading identity management and security vendors. For full details see the conference website, while for an archive of past events and other related activities see the EEMA website. Picture: stock.xchng