May 17, 2013

Our Criminal Past: Digitisation, Social Media and Crime History, London Metropolitan Archives

Programme

10:00-10:15 Refreshments and Opening Remarks

10:15-12:00 Session 1: Digitising Crime and Penal Histories

Tim Hitchcock, ‘Digitising Criminal Justice: Past, Present and Future’

Sharon Howard, ‘Bloody Code: Reflecting on a Decade of Old Bailey Online and the Digital Future of Our Criminal Past’

Hamish Maxwell Stewart, ‘Founders and Survivors: Using Digital Technologies to Explore the Long Run Impact of Convict Transportation’

(Chair and Commentator: Pam Cox)

12:00-13:15 Lunch

13:15-15:00 Session 2: Historians of Crime and Social Media

Zoe Alker, ‘Using New Social Media Technologies in Teaching Victorian Crime’

Adam Crymble, ‘How Blogging and Tweeting Make Me a Better Historian of Crime’

Lesley Hulonce, ‘From the Local to the Global: Victorian Child Poverty and Crime on the Blogosphere’

Lucy Williams, ‘Writing WaywardWomen: A Digital Discussion of the History of Female Offending’

(Chair and Commentator: John Carter Wood)

15:00-15:15 Comfort Break

15:15-16:00 Session 3: Roundtable – Current Challenges and New Directions

Speakers: Barry Godfrey, Liz Hore (National Archives), Helen Rogers

Event Reviews:

Event Review by Dr Jo Turner

Event Review by Dr Zoe Alker, Liverpool John Moores University

Latest Updates on Twitter

Emily & Mabel Seed, arrested for shoplifting in Scarborough in 1920, feature in a criminal record book in @RiponMuseums collections. I've pieced together as much of their story as I can: https://riponmuseums.co.uk/blog/stories_from_the_archives_emily_and_mabel_seed #SpotlightOnCollections #MuseumFromHome

We're pleased to say that the run of #PrisonersOnPrisoners has now been extended to December to give everyone a chance to see it #YorkshireTogether https://twitter.com/fayeclaridge/status/1244934801079099393

Calling for proposals on a brand-new series: "Emerald Advances in Historical Criminology" Series editors: @dchurchill01 and @profviolence For more information: https://bit.ly/2wxujIc #historicalcriminiology #HCNet

For our first #TranscriptionTuesday Weekly Challenge, we're teaming up with @AncestryUK to transcribe early 19th century prison records. Click here to find out more and sign up to put records online on 31 March!

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/blog/transcription-tuesday-weekly-challenge-ancestry-prison-records

Her archive is described here http://www.ellenterryarchive.essex.ac.uk This is the AHRC Ellen Terry and Edith Craig database with follow-on AHRC Searching for Theatrical Ancestors @ahrcpress @FederationFHS @britishlibrary https://twitter.com/SmallhytheNT/status/1243584832061542402

By no means the first time in history - here's #policeorders for the coronation of Edward VII in 1902, which saw retired officers drafted into temporary O and Z Divisions. #DYK #DidYouKnow #MuseumFromHome #ExploreYourArchive #FridayThoughts #FridayFeeling https://twitter.com/BBCLondonNews/status/1243444819843780608

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We would also like to encourage any local businesses and organisations, to document and keep copies of their response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and consider depositing the material with us for future generations. #CoronaLockdown Please get in touch!

Convict prison lives in Victorian London - Our Criminal Ancestors https://ourcriminalancestors.org/2018/04/convict-prison-lives-in-victorian-london/

Petitioning for mercy in mid-nineteenth century Yorkshire - Our Criminal Ancestors https://ourcriminalancestors.org/2019/05/petitioning-for-mercy-in-mid-nineteenth-century-yorkshire/