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An anonymous silk weaver suggests selling off the children of the poor since they can’t support them. He’s making a political point of course, not being serious but this reveals the desperate state of things in 1765 in the East End of London

PhD studentships – The RNCM is offering fully funded AHRC and RNCM PhD studentships. Deadline for Applications 17 December 2018 (AHRC funded), or 3 May 2019 (self-funded) More info -
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Pembroke House Asylum Hackney 1851 – 65 out of a total 109 patients were Irish men sent there by the East India Company.

We love @drrebennett blog about Masie, who refused to decline to society's norms around gender identity. Read it here

Made my (local) TV debut today, talking about my #legaciesondisplay project that maps museums around the world that engage with slavery, and is launching soon!…

We’re recruiting for #MuseumFutures PAID digital traineeship! Pls help us share with young adults that could benefit and bring new skills and perspectives to the sector! #MuseumFutures

Liverpool and the Slave Trade by Anthony Tibbles highlights an important part of Liverpool's history which has for too long been rejected, forgotten or ignored. #TurnItUP #ReadUp #SlaveryStudies

Mental health workers in 1913

Asylum staff pictured on the cover of the National Asylum Workers' Union magazine #histmed #histpsych

New issue of IHR's 'Past & Future' magazine now available online Features include @HistoryToday at the IHR, the future of community history, our new #OA book series + @LayersofLondon #twitterstorians


Latest Blogs

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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.

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Why I’m a fan of using digital archives

April 11, 2014

A postgraduate student’s research experience by Stephen Basdeo, Leeds Trinity University.

Upcoming Events

Revisiting Borstal: Youth, Crime and Penality, c. 1902-1982

December 5, 2018

Professor Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett University) introduces a history project that is starting to untangle the evolution of the borstal system, and the experiences of borstal youths.

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.