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

A riot caused by a clergyman’s violence http://thepolicemagistrate.blog/2019/11/29/a-riot-caused-by-a-clergymans-violence/

To find out more about this #Victorian poisoning case, pop into our library during opening hours and *lowers voice to a whisper* ask for London Collection Pamphlets, Box 76.
#MysteriousArchives #ExploreYourArchive

Today's #ExploreYourArchive theme is #ArchivesAtSea

We have a range of records relating to Newport Docks, including these photographs of the various goods being loaded and unloaded at the Docks.

(Ref: Pictorial/Newport67-68, 70 and 74)

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Are you struggling to find information on staff or prisoners at a particular prison? Do you want to know more about the links between prisons and local communities? Check out our new guide on using the Census for prison research https://tinyurl.com/tyyrbwh ✒️📖🗝️

For #MysteriousArchives we have an intelligence file on suspected Irish Republican Brotherhood suspects compiled by the Chief Secretary’s Office, 1892-1893. It’s a mystery how they were secretly photographed in public places, perhaps using an early spy camera? @explorearchives

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29 Nov 1686: John [Jack] Ketch public executioner who made a mess of many of his grim tasks is buried #otd at St. James Clerkenwell. Despite being paid for a speedy job, he took five blows to removed the head of the Duke of Monmouth.

@ourcriminalpast @channel5_tv @socialhistsoc @ResearchEssex #crime #historians may be interested in clips taken from the early 1900s film made about Charles Peace.

Look out for ‘Victorians in Colour’ in 2020 @channel5_tv. Just finished filming my contributions at the wonderful Whirled Cinema in Brixton. #twitterstorians @socialhistsoc @ResearchEssex

While we’re on the topic of Oliver Twist - Why don’t you take a look at Liverpool’s own workhouse, which stood on Brownlow Hill from 1834-1928.

The workhouse would be demolished in 1931, and replaced with, what is now, the Roman Catholic Church.