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Passed my viva today! Thank you to my examiners for an interesting & challenging discussion and to my wonderful supervisors @ourcriminalpast & @RachelSRich I couldn't have done it without you. Also thanks for the support from @becketthistory and @NECAHpostgrads

Congratulations to Dr @JulieBrumby who today passed her viva. Brilliant research on reformatory and industrial school ships. Thanks to examiners Barry Godfrey & @s_jmorgan @becketthistory #crimehistory #juvenilejustice 👏🥂🥳🍾@RachelSRich

The Rising Star Seminar Series, hosted by
@CrimSocHull returns for 2023!

Our April headliner is: Dr. Gillian McNaull (Queen’s University Belfast)

🗓️19th April 2023
Free to all🎟️

Had a great time chatting to Fin from the brilliant #Irishhistorypodcast about all things #BadBridget!
Details below.

#Irishwomenshist #Irishdiaspora #Irishhist

As part of the T2 Seminar Series from @carcerationhull

Carceral Citizens: Labour and Confinement in Puerto Rico

🗓️17th May 2023
📍UoH Wilberforce Building and Online
Free to all:

Thrilled to have this article out in @history_law ; literally years in the making! 🖊️📂📖

Law, banditry, vagrancy, social control, settler colonialism🚨Download for free with open access🚨

After four and a half years of research and writing (and grappling with technology!), I’m delighted to say that I’ve submitted my thesis! It has been a huge learning experience, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Now off for a liquid lunch… 🍾🥂

The Tolpuddle Martyrs were convicted #OnThisDay (17 March) in 1834 in the case of R v Lovelass…

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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