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Of interest to the BSC Historical Criminology Network @dchurchill01

Catching up on Rob Rinder episode of @WDYTYA_UK which reminds us of the appalling inhumanity that humanity is capable of.

When both Transportation to Australia and Imprisonment at home in England were an option for Old Bailey convicts sentenced to Penal 'Servitude' (1853-1868) here is how the different offences stack up against punishment outcomes

The front page of the Birmingham Daily Gazette included a photo of an #owl mascot that accompanies a British pilot on all his night bombing expeditions over the German lines: #otd #FirstWorldWar #RAF #1918Newspapers #animalkingdom

A Humber Sloop moored up at the Horse Wash (or Oss Wash as it's known in 'Ull), Victoria Pier, 1931 #OldHull #ThrowbackThursday

If you would like to join the Friends of the National Archives and support our work, and of course through us that of @UkNatArchives, then you can do so online via our website:

We are delighted that all 5 of our offices are showcased in the fantastic online exhibition #100archivesnorth. WYAS holds a wealth of documents relating to the history of the north that the public can access free of charge at any of our offices.

Planning layouts for @RiponMuseums next exhibition Rainforest of the Sea, a touring exhibition from @HornimanMuseum #hairysquatlobster #curatorlife

A close encounter at the theatre sends one ‘very old thief’ back to prison.

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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.

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Our Criminal Past: digitisation, social media and crime history

May 17, 2013

Jo Turner reviews the first of three research networking workshops looking at the preservation and presentation of the criminal past.

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