Blogs

Five women – five families’ search for justice

November 20, 2019

A new book from the team behind hit BBC series Murder, Mystery and My Family features compelling true-crime stories of female killers and their families’ search for justice.

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Exploring female drunkenness in Victorian Lancashire

July 23, 2019

Utilising a range of archival sources, Dr Craig Stafford charts the criminal lives of drunken women in 19th century Lancashire.

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Tracing gang members – the complicated case of Charles ‘Darby’ Sabini

May 14, 2019

With the Peaky Blinders set to return to our screens later this year, Prof Heather Shore takes a look at the complicated lives of one of the families that has featured in the series, the Sabinis.

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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? Dr 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.

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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

Dr 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.

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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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If you didn't read it back in Nov - still chance to read my @sochistsoc blog on Lawyers for the Poor, out now with @ManchesterUP https://twitter.com/socialhistsoc/status/1217790467993227264

Do you have any bright MA students who might be interested in this PhD/RA opportunity at @HistoryManMet @mcphh_mmu? https://manmetjobs.mmu.ac.uk/intranet/vacancy/graduate-research-assistant-in-history-2404/2415/description/

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I'm running a workshop on Embroidered Images alongside Criminal Quilts exhibition at National Justice Museum on 21st March. Come and stitch with me (includes free entry to the exhibition too) 4 places left so book soon!
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Packed audience to hear @alicia_kidd, Vice Chair of @humberantislave & PostDoctoral Research Fellow at @WilberforceHull, talking about work to combat contemporary slavery in the Humber area. We are delighted to host this talk for @Hull_Museums as part of 'Coming Home' exhibition.

Graduate Research Assistant in History, Manchester Metropolitan University. Incorporates 0.6 PhD and 0.4 RA for five years.
Get in quick, as the closing date is the 30th January.
https://manmetjobs.mmu.ac.uk/intranet/vacancy/graduate-research-assistant-in-history-2404/2415/description/

100 years ago on this day, the nation was enjoying its final day of drinking (or stockpiling) before #Prohibition took effect on Jan. 17, 1920. | #Prohibition100 🥃https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/prohibition

Pleased to have contributed to this book and to have been involved in the network resisting the misuse of solitary confinement.

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Latest issue Plymouth Law Review now live headlined by LCJ Burnett's #pilgrimfatherslecture http://www.plymouthlawreview.org/ congrats to Hugo De Rijke for taking over the baton from me as founding editor 11 years ago @UPLSLAW @PlymLawSociety @PlymLawSchool