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

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