January 31, 2014

Our Criminal Past: Representing Penal Histories: Displaying and Narrating the Criminal Past, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham


10:00-10:15 Welcome (Helen Johnston)

10:15-11:45 Session 1: Displaying Our Penal Heritage

Bev Baker (Galleries of Justice), ‘Presenting Prison History at the Galleries of Justice Museum’

Lisa Price (Oxford Gaol), ‘The Interpretation of Oxford Castle Prison: Can the Public and Private Sectors be Partners in Crime?’

Ceri Williams (Beaumaris Gaol), ‘The Interpretation of Llofruddiaeth: 19th Century Crime and Punishment in a North Wales Prison’

(Chair: Vivien Miller)

11:45-12:45 Session 2: Punishment and Penality: New Directions

Barry Godfrey (Liverpool University), ‘Conceiving the Digital Panopticon’

Richard Ward (Leicester University), ‘Investigating and Displaying the Penal History of the Criminal Corpse’

(Chair: Heather Shore)

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:15 Session 3: Representing and Presenting Penal and Policing Histories

Alyson Brown and Alana Barton (Edgehill University), ‘Prison Tourism: History and Representation’

Ian O’ Donnell (University College Dublin), ‘Punishment and Prisons: Notes from the Irish Front’

Beth Wilburn (Open University), ‘Narrating ‘Our Criminal Past’ at Greater Manchester Police Museum in the Context of the UK Government funded Tackling Knives Action Programme 2009-2011’

(Chair: Dave Cox)

15:15-15:30 Comfort Break

15:30-16:30 Session 4: Roundtable

Judith Rowbotham (Solon), Jamie Bennett (Grendon Prison), Christopher Stacey (Unlock)

(Chair: Chris Williams)

Event Review


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