2020 Conference – Tuesday 9 June: Truth, Crime and True Crime

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On Tuesday 9th June 2020 we will be holding the fourth ‘Hidden Narratives’ conference, providing a forum for sharing ideas, networking, and providing a creative environment among researchers in a range of disciplines studied at the University of Gloucestershire.  As with previous conferences the objective is to support and encourage Post Graduate Research students, and share research of both staff and students at the university

The aim of the 2020 conference is to explore ideas around both truth and crime, including wide and unusual interpretations of the phrase ‘true crime’ in diverse subjects such as Natural Sciences, Literary Studies, and Education.  There has been an extraordinary explosion of interest in the genre of true crime in TV, film, documentary, podcast, literature, and many other areas of culture and academia.  Papers might include, but are not limited to, themes of gender, race, privacy, the meaning of truth, testimony, justice, ethics, pop culture, and interpretation of non-human behaviours.

As always, we are particularly interested in the ideas as they relate to narrative and subversion in society.  We welcome contributions from across the arts and humanities subjects, and from those working across disciplinary boundaries.

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in giving a fifteen minute presentation this year. Our aim is to create a welcoming and supportive environment for speakers, to encourage those with less experience of presenting. More information for presenters is given on our contact page.

Refreshments and lunch are included and attendance is free. Tickets are available from Eventbrite. More details of the programme will be published on our website as they become available, and we welcome participants from other universities.

This is the fourth annual one-day conference organised by postgraduate research students at the University of Gloucestershire in association with the Being Human Research Centre. It is part of an initiative to improve the research environment, explore the human condition, and build interdisciplinary links. The conference is sponsored by the Being Human Research Priority Area at the University of Gloucestershire.

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