Truth, Crime and True Crime – 2020 Conference Postponed due to Covid-19

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Regrettably we have had to postpone our 2020 conference due to Covid-19.

We are experimenting with an alternative event to be held online, later in the summer.  We will email registered attendees and those interested in presenting again nearer the time, if we are able to set something up, and any news will be posted on here.

In the meantime, thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you at future events.

Please see below for more details of this year’s conference theme.

The fourth ‘Hidden Narratives’ conference was originally planned for 9th June 2020, to provide a forum for sharing ideas, networking, and encouraging a creative environment among researchers in a range of disciplines studied at the University of Gloucestershire.  As with previous conferences the objective was to support and encourage Post Graduate Research students, and share research of both staff and students at the university

If we are able to hold the conference later this year, either online or at the university, the aim will be 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 later 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 will be included if we are able to hold the event at the university. Attendance is free, and tickets will be 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 will be 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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