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Another important article here on the impact of the Irish War of Independence on the lives of women & girls by Prof Louise Ryan who first shone a spotlight on this history of sexual violence back in 2000. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/louise-ryan-battles-on-the-home-front-1.4191526

Colleagues out there in #histmed #medhist land there is anew journal just launched supported by the European Association for the the History of Medicine and Health. It's called European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health. Submit now! https://brill.com/view/journals/ehmh/ehmh-overview.xml?fbclid=IwAR3RxNF6ZHn9L-u9ku5bEiiDooQFQ2hC96nuIp868C4vknBOBkefP0fE8io

Archives will not reopen before September and will offer a "much different service" when they do, the chief executive of the Archives and Records Association told Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine:

https://bit.ly/3ctp0Jj

Can you help us to gather anymore information on George Ashton? He fell down the shaft of Grove Colliery in January 1837, was this a fatal accident, was he the only one involved? What became of his family? #DiscoverJG #Wakefield #Mining

The image shows officers at Bow Street in the coxcomb helmet, which had replaced top hats in 1863 and were themselves phased out later that century in favour of the ridgeless model familiar today... https://twitter.com/BNArchive/status/1268188383639191555

Great opportunity for members of the Hull History Network at the @UniOfHull to take part in the @HullMaritime project. Thanks for involving our Historians. https://twitter.com/HullMaritime/status/1268105432096215042

WO 416 cataloguing project involves 25 dedicated volunteers who work with history cards of Second World War British and Allied Prisoners of War captured in German occupied territory. Thanks to this, descriptions of 120,000 individuals are live on Discovery #VolunteersWeek

It's been a busy week for @HistoryManMet's Associate Lecturer, @reeshistory! First a new website and now a virtual public talk on PTSD in the ancient world! To hear Dr Owen Rees' thoughts on whether PTSD was present in the ancient world, click the link below!

#PTSD #combatstress https://twitter.com/reeshistory/status/1268113316788011008

This month, our asylum project is looking at asylum gardens and grounds. Do you have any images of Staffordshire's asylum grounds (Stafford, Burntwood, Cheddleton?). If so, we would love to hear from you https://staffordshireasylumrecords.wordpress.com/ #staffsasylums #hospitalhistory

Latest Blogs

Portraits of the criminal past

May 26, 2020

A new blog devoted to a fascinating collection of criminal ‘mugshots’ held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives has been launched by City Archivist, Phil Astley.

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Bastardy before the courts in nineteenth-century Hull

March 16, 2020

Dr Joanne Chilman looks at bastardy cases that came before the courts in Hull during the nineteenth century to reveal the rich history of the women and families involved in these courtroom trials.

Crime, criminality and the provincial press

March 16, 2020

In his latest blog, Dr Ashley Borrett examines the pages of the provincial press and reveals the ‘voices’ of some of the key players in the crime and criminal justice debates of interwar Hull.

Upcoming Events

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POSTPONED: Our Criminal Ancestors Workshop: Introduction to Crime, Policing and Punishment Records

June 16, 2020

This hands-on, information-packed workshop will get you started on tracing your criminal ancestors or help you in your search to find out more about crime in your local community.

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‘Motherhood and the prison: Female prisoners and their children in 19th century institutions’

June 17, 2020

Professor Helen Johnston will be presenting a talk at the Ripon Museums Trust on 17 June 2020 entitled ‘Motherhood and the prison: Female prisoners and their children in 19th century institutions’.

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Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors

September 26, 2020

The Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG) conference entitled “Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors” will be held at the The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester on 26 September 2020.