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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We've just put 32 new petitioners' stories online!

You'll find rebels, murderers, playhouse-managers, and Frenchmen, all trying to use the #PowerOfPetitioning to woo Charles II.

Read them for yourself here: https://petitioning.history.ac.uk/investigating-petitioners/petitioners-in-the-reign-of-charles-ii-1660-1685/

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Public History Research Seminar, 4pm this Friday: Dr Gillian O'Brien, 'A Captive Audience: Prison Museums and Dark Tourism?' Email happhistseminars2021@gmail.com to attend. All Welcome! @gillianmobrien @HAPPatQUB @QUB_History @qubpublichist @LJMU

1/ Today's #lostprisonsofDublin is the City Marshalsea, a debtors prison which from 1704 to 1805 was located on Merchant’s Quay between Skipper's Lane and Swan Alley. The inmates would cry out to passers-by for charity to pay for their maintenance or discharge their debts.

If you missed our webinar on the subject of criminal mugshots, which was part of @GraniteNoirFest, you can catch up via this link:

Phil Astley - Criminal Portraits webinar - Granite Noir 2021 https://youtu.be/UFcOG_7Cv0I via @YouTube

18th century. Liverpool's most feared press gang leaders were 'Jack the Nabber' (a 'piratical-looking scoundrel') and 'Irish John' who led a 'motely crew of desperados'. They would invade brothels and inns to kidnap sailors in the face of strong opposition from the townspeople.

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New boundary signs for the city went up at the weekend, so for #MapMonday here's a map of the city's boundaries in 1930. #Hull as yet to extend to its current area to the west and north.
@Hullccnews @Hull_Museums @hull_libraries

Our asylum team continues the story of Orlando Bridgeman, as concern grows at the family home of Weston Hall when letters about his condition continue to arrive. Read more https://staffordshireasylumrecords.wordpress.com/patients/ #staffsasylums (image Weston Hall, County Archaeology Dept/staffspasttrack.org.uk)