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A series of @BAVS_UK talks by leading Victorianists is taking place in Liverpool, Weds 8th May. Free.

Register your place: https://t.co/wPsOil3k6g

Limited tickets remaining for our lunchtime talk on 'Scandalous John' - a homosexual civil servant imprisoned for 18 years for espionage, after the Soviet Secret Service blackmailed him into passing on state secrets in 1962: https://t.co/0bnUREiBzU #ColdWarSeason

Today is an important date for #Leeds. We start our commemorations for #DavidOluwale50th, 50 years since the last verified sighting of David alive. Read more about David in this fantastic resource from @becketthistory students: https://t.co/dGDAG4t1sK

Hear @ProfPamelaCox @essexsociology on how #JohnLewis broke the #retail mould with their partnership model - tonight 9pm on @channel5_tv 'Inside John Lewis' @ElephantHouseTV @Uni_of_Essex https://t.co/jwZofydHM1

Book your tickets for our one-day event ' Unlocking Your Family History'. With experts from @ourcriminalpast and Peter Higginbotham @Workhouses . https://t.co/qRJC968961 @moreHarrogate @moreRipon

I'm looking for a research assistant to do archival research on 19c sexual offences trials over the summer in London, mainly @UkNatArchives and LMA, starting asap!
#twitterstorians #phdchat #histsex pls RT, share and get in touch - link in bio @Historylabplus⁩ @IHRHistoryLab

#BookReview A History of Women in Medicine – Cunning Women, Physicians, Witches by @sineadspearing as seen in @AboutHistoryMag: 'This is a vast subject and Spearing's book is an excellent introduction to it.' https://t.co/vtyFHQwaz9

Can't wait to see that underground London exhibition at @LdnMetArchives which promises to answer the mystery of Malcolm McLaren's secret shopping arcade under Oxford Street - as discussed here. https://t.co/bkj5HB1bgK

Latest Blogs

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Figuring out the past: crime statistics as social history

March 4, 2019

What can crime statistics tell us about the past? PhD researcher, Ashley Borrett, examines the interwar crime rates for Hull to find out more.

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WDYTYA? Our Criminal Ancestors in 50 Family History websites to watch in 2019

February 12, 2019

Our Criminal Ancestors features in Who Do You Think You Are? magazine’s 50 websites to watch in 2019.

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.

Upcoming Events

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From Artful Dodgers to Borstal Boys: Negotiating Histories of Youth Justice

May 1, 2019

In this public and inaugural lecture, Professor Heather Shore will reflect upon on her research on historical youth justice from the early nineteenth to the twentieth century.

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Unlocking Your Family History

May 11, 2019

Discover how to trace your ancestors in the criminal justice and workhouse systems in this special one-day event at the Ripon Workhouse Museum.

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Criminal Ancestors – Great Grimsby Family History Group

May 14, 2019

7:30pm, Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby.