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

Delighted that Chartist Ancestors site by @markcrail & family history in general getting recognition it deserves. Mark IS a leading historian of Chartism alongside scholars named here. @HistoryWO #twitterstorians https://t.co/Ssj4oEu7UY

Britain's smallest police station in Trafalgar Square! His many times have you passed this without noticing? @ihr_history Today the @LayersofLondon team are picking up some walking tour tips with training from @LdnMetArchives

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Bob Marley's #London house to get English Heritage blue plaque https://t.co/bcldIN3rEy (via @guardian)

Interested in #crimhist? Check out this timeline of #crimefiction in #OzHist https://t.co/93qTT0FMyS

Our own Prof Shore (@ourcriminalpast), is in this month's @HistoryExtra talking about the idea of the Victorian underworld:

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A must read for anyone interested in the "underworld" from a very thoughtful and astute historian. Before we imagined professional crime as #organizedcrime, we thought of it as an underworld - and some still do #twitterstorians. https://t.co/JTu4J8gAae

An everyday tale of death from caressing a mad cat. #history #1820s #research #newspapers #hydrophobia #death