Call for Papers

We are inviting submissions for presentations and workshops at the upcoming BAHID conference to be held on 22nd - 24th November 2019 at the Chancellors Hotel in Manchester (UK). The theme of the conference is:

Never have I ever.....

Ever wonder how the field has developed into the procedures and protocols you use in today's cases. Have you work on a case that has changed the way you apporach a scene or conduct your analysis. Or have you made a mistake when working in the field that has had implications on the investigation? The BAHID Winter Conference will focus on new developments within the fields associated with human identification, alongside presentations from speakers sharing their own experiences of changes to the way investigations are carried out following major or minor incidents. For those who would like to confess all when it comes to their own personal mistakes, there will be the opportunity to face the audience and tell all, or anonymously leave the details on our graffiti wall. As with previous conferences there will be a workshop in the afternoon and we invite proposals for this slot.   

The conference is aimed at all forensic fields working within this area, and hopes to attract a range of speakers, both professional and academic to share their research and experience with the BAHID  membership and wider forensic community. Presentations submitted should fit into one of the following subthemes:

  • New/novel research and techniques (student research particularly)

  • How major/minor incidents have impacted the way professions approach cases

  • Confession of personal mistakes (or those of someone you know to remain nameless of course) and the implications that the mistake/s had on the investgation

When submitting your application to present please provide the following information:

  • Name of presenting author
  • Email address
  • Affiliation
  • Presentation type (podium or poster)
  • Theme of presentation
  • Student Prize Entry (yes/no)
  • Title
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words
  • Key words (up to five)
  • Short biography (podium presentations only)

The deadline for this call is Thursday 31st October 2019. Those submitting to the Call for Papers will be given a response by the end of the following week, with a draft programme available after the deadline.

Please send your abstract to

Selected student members whose abstracts are accepted for presentation will recieve a BAHID bursary that will cover the costs of their registration and accommodation for the conference. This will not include travel costs. You will find out whether your presentation has been accepted and you have been awarded a bursary once the deadline for submission has passed. To qualify, you must be a fully paid up student member by the Call for Papers deadline.