CfP – ESC Bucharest

*** Call for Space, Place, and Crime papers – ESC Bucharest – September 9th to September 12th  2020 ***

The abstract submission for the European Society of Criminology conference, to be held from September 9th to  September 12th  2020, has now opened. This year, the conference is being held in Bucharest, Romania.

Following on from the success of last year’s sessions in Ghent, we would like to start organizing panels for the Space, Place, and Crime ESC Working Group. The ESC conference submission deadline is April 15th 2020, so in order to arrange panels well in advance, we are asking for submissions no later than March 30th  2020. As with previous years, we are open to suggestions for full panels and/or individual papers that have a focus on space, place, and crime research.

This call is open to everyone, irrespective of whether or not they are a member of the working group. Please feel free to forward this invitation to those you think might be interested. We warmly welcome papers that examine any dimension of space, place, and crime research, including theoretical as well as  empirical contributions using qualitative or quantitative methods.

Please use the following guidelines for submitting individual papers or full panels:

•             Individual papers: Please include your full nameschool/organization affiliationtitle of your presentationkeywords, and a presentation abstract (max. 200 words), including full name, email, and affiliations of any co-authors. We will then sort through individual contributions and propose panel structures to the Bucharest organizers.

•             Full panels: There is a limit of four papers per panel. Please send us a title of your proposed panel session, along with an abstract (max. 200 words) describing the panel, plus full details for each individual paper as described above. Please also indicate whether you envisage discussants for the panel. There is a limit of two discussants per  panel.

Please note that the official language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions, and all presentations that follow accepted submissions, must be made in English.

Please send all submissions and/or questions to Philipp M. Dau (

We will aim to respond to your proposal 1 week before the ESC submission deadline. Please note that the final decision on acceptance of individual papers and panels lies with the Bucharest organizing committee.

The conference website can be found here:

We look forward to another inspiring conference in Romania!