Congresso Internacional História, Identidade e Património da(s) Polícia(s)

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The relevance in the history of the bodies and forces responsible for ensuring public safety is unquestionable. The reflection on the police apparatus, the models of action and, of course, on the role that the police have in society, through different contexts and political regimes, has been a constant.
Studying the history of the police (s), observing the trajectory of these bodies over time, their heritage and the crystallization of diverse models gives a broader understanding, not only of the different periods, also sheds light on other institutions and social actors.
Studies on the police require, therefore, an analysis of the political, social, economic and institutional circumstances in which they operate. At the same time, it is crucial to understand the nature of the relationship they have with the population and with the different organs of power, as well as with notions that are inseparable, such as public security, social control, criminality, etc.
Thus, starting from a historical perspective, but with the intention of favoring a collaborative, interdisciplinary and international approach, with this Congress we intend to stimulate the critical debate about police institutions in different historical periods, about their heritage and about the evolution of their identities
For this purpose, from the Organizing Commission we invite all those who may be interested in participating to submit proposals for communication, which are framed in the following thematic axes (notwithstanding the acceptance, also, of others focused on police matters that demonstrate having interest for the general objectives of the meeting):

• The organization of police forces throughout history;
• Police (s) and police apparatus;
• Surveillance, patrol and public safety;
• Police practices;
• Criminality and social control;
• Power organs, police (s) and police systems;
• Judicial police;
• Colonial police;
• Representations and narratives about the police and their actions;
• Memory, historiography, archives and patrimonial police;
• Police and material culture.
Period16 Oct 201917 Oct 2019
Event typeConference
LocationLisbon, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational