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Looking forward to taking part in a #RefugeeWeek2022 event this pm. Jointly organised by the @WilberforceHull and @BlaydesCentre 'Over the Sea to Safety? Refugees’ Sea Crossings' engages with historic and contemporary experiences of refugee travel. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/over-the-sea-to-safety-refugees-sea-crossings-tickets-347897339307 #Hull

⁦@SophieMHistory⁩ got this as a mock up the other day - it’s moving nearer😳 don’t think this will be the cover picture (still discussing) but otherwise this is how it may look …. When finished 😱

The British Society of Criminology invited me to write a tribute to Professor Chris Harding who worked @AberLawCrim with distinction for over 40 years. He was a brilliant scholar and the kindest of men. @AberUni @BritSocCrim

Thousands of medieval English people would have known about Welsh law: why are so many common law historians so incurious? Has Maitland's shadow proved a more effective barrier than Offa's Dyke?
New Welsh Legal History Soc volume just published (contact me). Includes this essay.

In June 1843 a handsome reward of £3 was offered for the apprehension of a killer. The victim? One of Mr Sheffield’s gimmer hogs, a female sheep not yet 2 years old. Whether the killer was found remains unknown to this day...
📜 DDX1942/1/535, Notice dated 3 June 1843

5 full ARA Bursaries are available for members who haven't attended conference in the last 3 years to come to our 2022 Conference. Details here https://conference.archives.org.uk/delegates/

Calling all #LegalHistory fans. Happening this week ... we finish our year in style with Dr Jennifer Aston on coverture, trusts, divorce and more than a bit of scandal ... Sign up by Thursday at 4 p.m., better yet, do it right now ... 👇https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jennifer-aston-coverture-trusts-and-the-matrimonial-causes-act-1857-tickets-339273705787

Tracing the experiences of the Metropolitan Police Women Patrols - The National Archives blog https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20speople-tracing-the-experiences-of-the-metropolitan-police-women-patrols/

If you missed last night's Let's Talk About...Convicts, the recording & handout have now been distributed to all registered & is also available to via the Member Area of the SAG website. Our next convict event is part of https://sag.org.au/event-4824236 #familyhistory #australianroyalty

Latest Blogs

Heroes and villains: conflicting attitudes to war veterans in peacetime

May 19, 2022

How real were the fears that brutalised and battle-scarred soldiers returning from the First World War had developed a propensity for violence and criminality? Dr Ashley Borrett looks at the city of Hull to find out how people responded to war veterans in peacetime.

Oscar Wilde

19 May 1897 – Oscar Wilde is released from prison

May 19, 2022

19 May 2022 marks 125 years since Oscar Wilde was released from prison. Professor Helen Johnston recounts the criminal past of the notorious Irish poet and playwright.

Criminal records as a way of introducing archives to children

August 25, 2021

Hannah Salisbury, Community and Learning Officer at Suffolk Archives, explains how new learning resources on crime and punishment are being used to introduce younger children to the fascinating world of historical archives.

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