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We are experimenting with a short #CfP this year, so there are just FOUR WEEKS left to submit for our 2020 conference @LancasterHistor!

The full details are available on our website:

2/2 Where were the fathers? One husband was in prison for drunkenness (and had also abused his wife) and the other had absconded after the court ordered him to pay child support.

The @BritSocCrim Historical Criminology Network #HCNet is planning a workshop event to foster group discussions & collaborations on research/teaching/engagement. Have an idea you'd like to explore with others? Just get in touch! #Criminology Details here:

You might not know it, but #Hull is responsible for some pretty amazing inventions, including LCD technology which was discovered right here on campus. πŸ“±

How many of these life-changing inventions do you use or have in your house...?

We are overjoyed with the numerous contributions to our historical visual library! With so many before and after shots, take a scroll to see how things have changed over time πŸ•°οΈ #localhistory #prisonhistory

Remembering @WMPolice @Coventry_Police SC Albert Ernest Bawden, killed by enemy action when an air raid destroyed the city centre - aged 38, 14/11/1940


Latest Blogs

Exploring female drunkenness in Victorian Lancashire

July 23, 2019

Utilising a range of archival sources, Dr Craig Stafford charts the criminal lives of drunken women in 19th century Lancashire.

Tracing gang members – the complicated case of Charles β€˜Darby’ Sabini

May 14, 2019

With the Peaky Blinders set to return to our screens later this year, Prof Heather Shore takes a look at the complicated lives of one of the families that has featured in the series, the Sabinis.


Figuring out the past: crime statistics as social history

March 4, 2019

What can crime statistics tell us about the past? Dr Ashley Borrett examines the interwar crime rates for Hull to find out more.

Upcoming Events

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Young Criminal Lives: Experience, Practice and Reform in the North-West, c.1854 to c.1914

November 27, 2019

This public lecture by Prof Heather Shore explores the lives of children and young people who passed through the industrial and reformatory schools from the mid-Victorian period.