January 31, 2014

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

Programme

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

http://www.lawcrimehistory.org/journal/vol.4%20issue1%202014/Turner%20Conference%20Report%203.pdf

Latest Updates on Twitter

Emily & Mabel Seed, arrested for shoplifting in Scarborough in 1920, feature in a criminal record book in @RiponMuseums collections. I've pieced together as much of their story as I can: https://riponmuseums.co.uk/blog/stories_from_the_archives_emily_and_mabel_seed #SpotlightOnCollections #MuseumFromHome

We're pleased to say that the run of #PrisonersOnPrisoners has now been extended to December to give everyone a chance to see it #YorkshireTogether https://twitter.com/fayeclaridge/status/1244934801079099393

Calling for proposals on a brand-new series: "Emerald Advances in Historical Criminology" Series editors: @dchurchill01 and @profviolence For more information: https://bit.ly/2wxujIc #historicalcriminiology #HCNet

For our first #TranscriptionTuesday Weekly Challenge, we're teaming up with @AncestryUK to transcribe early 19th century prison records. Click here to find out more and sign up to put records online on 31 March!

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/blog/transcription-tuesday-weekly-challenge-ancestry-prison-records

Her archive is described here http://www.ellenterryarchive.essex.ac.uk This is the AHRC Ellen Terry and Edith Craig database with follow-on AHRC Searching for Theatrical Ancestors @ahrcpress @FederationFHS @britishlibrary https://twitter.com/SmallhytheNT/status/1243584832061542402

By no means the first time in history - here's #policeorders for the coronation of Edward VII in 1902, which saw retired officers drafted into temporary O and Z Divisions. #DYK #DidYouKnow #MuseumFromHome #ExploreYourArchive #FridayThoughts #FridayFeeling https://twitter.com/BBCLondonNews/status/1243444819843780608

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We would also like to encourage any local businesses and organisations, to document and keep copies of their response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and consider depositing the material with us for future generations. #CoronaLockdown Please get in touch!

Convict prison lives in Victorian London - Our Criminal Ancestors https://ourcriminalancestors.org/2018/04/convict-prison-lives-in-victorian-london/

Petitioning for mercy in mid-nineteenth century Yorkshire - Our Criminal Ancestors https://ourcriminalancestors.org/2019/05/petitioning-for-mercy-in-mid-nineteenth-century-yorkshire/