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More photos from @ourcriminalpast's excellent talk on the institutional & cultural history of borstal at @LeedsTownHall @Centrcultureart

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Illustration from A Report on Sanitary Conditions in #Preston by Rev. John Clay 1842. Your old friend @Traceyhughes200

My colleague Heather Shore @ourcriminalpast talking about the creation of the borstal system @Centrcultureart @becketthistory #CulturalConversation

Love these remarkable cartoons of Preston Lockout 1853 though of course rights of English workers pitted against Irish 'knobsticks' like this poor shoeless lass. From Preston Digital Archive on Flickr https://t.co/YcZ6MMlCA5

@cccjhull Professor Helen Johnston shares her experiences in developing @ourcriminalpast funded by @ahrcpress at @UniOfHull Digital Humanities workshop

Want to know more about the new @BritSocCrim Historical Criminology Network? The 'About' page on #HCNet should help: https://t.co/epqfuP3vwR
Want to know more about Historical Criminology generally? Network Chair @dchurchill01 says "it's about time...": https://t.co/SXXKJ2K82F

Check out Our Criminal Ancestors, a UK-based project that supports those exploring the criminal past of their families @ourcriminalpast #crimehist https://t.co/8p9886nxy9

Come to my talk tomorrow at the @IHRPublicHist for an evening of tales about 18 and 19c housebreaking, arson, infanticide, and execution! And also how all of these topics are displayed in museums today! #publichistory #crimehistory #museums https://t.co/pP3K0PAk60

I was SO darn excited to see these in @UkNatArchives shop today. Alongside many other suffrage goodies ☺️ They would make a fab Christmas stocking gift for the feminists in your life.

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Take a sneak peak at December's best TV and radio programmes for family historians, including Nadiya's Asian Odyssey, The Long Song, Mrs Wilson and more! https://t.co/s59Ru0z76n

Latest Blogs

Discovering the truth about the lives of Robert Connolly

November 26, 2018

Researcher Eddie Mullan investigates the ‘lives’ of ancestor Robert Connolly, a man who turned out to have a colouful and criminal past.

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Read all about it! Using newspapers in your crime research

September 24, 2018

Ashley Borrett discusses the importance of newspapers when researching the history of crime.

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National Archives: Collaboration between the Archive and Higher Education Sectors

July 13, 2018

Our Criminal Ancestors project is featured as a case study in a recent publication from the National Archives.

Upcoming Events

Funding Justice or Fuelling Crime? The Political Economy of Crime and Justice in Historical Perspective

January 25, 2019

This event focuses on the interconnections between politics, the economy, crime and criminal justice in historical perspective and features four distinguished scholars – Prof. Pamela Cox, Dr Ruth Lamont, Prof. Stephen Farrall and Dr Zelia Gallo.