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

In 1909 @leicspolice Boro PC John Mason was presented with a silver tipped walking cane by Leicester Boro Police Band. In 1960 his family loaned the cane to Leicester City Police as part of an exhibition, and was never seen again.

3

Just in case you missed it earlier we have launched our 1893 Special Edition #Saltaire map today. Prices start at just £10. Further details can be found at our website: https://t.co/Z8axm687wX Please ReTweet 😃
#localhistory #familyhistory #genealogy #ancestry #maps #Yorkshire

4

A little obsessed with prison plans at the moment...here’s a sketch by George Dance of the new Newgate (c.1770s) held at @LdnMetArchives that I wish I could use in my thesis but probably won’t as I need the more detailed, final version (sob)

Late to the party but, in Ep.2 #GentlemanJackHBO Ann Lister asks a magistrate 'is it not the constable's job to gather evidence?' It wasn't actually in 1832. They undoubtedly did, but no legal requirement. Otherwise v. good. #pedant #pettyconstables

Help transcribe prison record of Mary Portus, occupation listed as home duties #crime #history #FamilyHistory https://t.co/R0vuIYWOhK

Frances Crook ⁦@francescrook⁩ ⁦@TheHowardLeague⁩ , talking about capital punishment at Leeds Historical Punishment ⁦@becketthistory⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦⁦@dchurchill01⁩

Vivien Miller talking about capital punishment in the US at Leeds Historical Criminology ⁦@dchurchill01⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦@becketthistory⁩

⁦@lizzieseal⁩ talking about the case of Derek Bentley amongst others in the first paper at Leeds Historical Criminolgy Seminar ⁦@dchurchill01⁩ ⁦@yeomans_henry⁩ ⁦@becketthistory⁩

"THE FIRST BURIAL" by @OldParramatta: the first essay in the new @create_nsw-funded @stjohnsdatabase collection. Feat. a cast of @OldBaileyOnline #FirstFleet #convicts, it leads to the Chesapeake, a palace, the lanes of Irish London, & #Parramatta. https://t.co/cDB5d78icX #OzHist