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Now we know that today is #NationalCheeseLoversDay but please do not go to the same lengths as Alfred Pilling.

He stole 56lb of cheese in 1909. (Thats about the same weight as a 50”TV!) & received a month in prison.

#ThursdayMorning #ThrowbackThursday

The lady that tracked me down & sent my great grandmas postcards, has found more! Documents this time & she sent them on. Reunited again #familyhistory #genealogy @wdytyamagazine @familytreemaguk #AncestryHour @ancestryhour she tracked me down on @Ancestry & social media


Ever wondered how to photograph moon rocks? Here's a group of Hull University scientists demonstrating how, 1960s style. #throwbackthursday #archives

Can't wait to discuss our new book 📘 Historical Criminology 📘 @Routledge_Socio with @esmoriem 11 Feb. Privilege to kick off new 'Meet the Authors' event series #HCNet @BritSocCrim Book your tickets now! - really keen to hear everyone's thoughts

Another #temperance image from WW1 to enliven and support #DryJanuary - in fact this one was post-war, citing air raid casualties on the home front to make its point.

Dr Dom Willmott (Manchester Metropolitan University), Joins us in February for our @CrimSocHull @UniOfHull Rising Star Seminar Series!
Weds, 23rd Feb 2022, ONLINE, 1pm 👏
Free tickets:
#Criminology #Sociology

Criminologists - if you have any interest in histories of crime and punishment this event, and the book (which is terrific), are for you: Meet the authors @dchurchill01 @yeomans_henry @iainchanning

In collaboration with @durham_uni and funded by the @ahrcpress (via the @nbcdtp) we are excited to invite applications for a Collaborative Doctoral Award: Nostalgia and the transformation of working-class heritage.

Kicking off #triviaTuesday for 2022, we're asking if you can guess where these lovely drawings were created? This is the Criminal Record Book of the South Australian Supreme Court from 1845 to 1850. Where was the Court located during this time?

My GGfather 1921 census “boot maker, own account, works at home” - hides fact he had his leg amputated after being shot during FWW (aged about 25). He fixed boots and shoes out of shed in the backyard of their home in Ludlow #gotdistracted ⁦@UkNatArchives⁩

Latest Blogs

Taking a firm hand: dealing with juvenile delinquency in interwar Hull

August 24, 2021

The early part of the 20th century has been seen as a ‘progressive’ period in the punishment of young offenders. But as Dr Ashley Borrett reveals, even in this so-called enlightened era, old habits die hard.

Criminal records as a way of introducing archives to children

August 24, 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.

Reformatory and industrial training ships in nineteenth-century UK

March 31, 2021

Julie Brumby, from Leeds Beckett University, takes a look at the role reformatory and training ships played in dealing with juvenile criminality in the nineteenth century.

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