Following the implementation of the 1853 Penal Servitude Act, a new licensing system for convicts was introduced in Britain, where well-behaved prisoners could be released early. Many of our criminal ancestors would have been part of this new system.
Industrial and Reformatory Schools registers contain a great deal of information about the criminal and destitute children who were sent to these institutions from the mid-nineteenth century until 1933.
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/
Are you a post-doc student & or a researcher into the #history of 1919-1923? We're looking for papers for our symposium Reimagining the Decade! Deadline for proposed submissions tomorrow: #hisedchatie #edchatie Details below
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!
Can anyone tell this #twitterstorian how civil recovery of #proceedsofcrime and tax work in *historic* #UK cases involving *unconvicted defendants* or their heirs?
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.
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
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