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


Latest Updates on Twitter

Several entries for Hertford lock-ups have just been added to the @prisonhistoryuk database. Can anyone please add more details or photographs, or give precise locations for the town's cage, stocks, pillory and police stations? @HertsArchives @HALHistory @HertfordMuseum @hwlhs

I’ve written a blog about how museums can support staff wellbeing and why it’s important.

Thank you to @artlust for the opportunity to contribute to Museum 2.0! https://twitter.com/futureofmuseums/status/1217134280133890048

I’m on tonight’s episode of #MurderbytheSea on @CBS_Reality, 10pm, talking about the Acid Bath Murderer, John George Haigh, who was hanged in 1949 (must stop visualising Martin Clunes when I write his name... 😳) #crime #history #wittering

John Donovan up for breaking and entering a public baths in 1908. His record is marked with ‘killed in the Cardiff Riots June 1919’. Wonder if anyone has linked this photo taken a decade earlier with the riots? From @GlamArchives


Job alert!

We're looking for a Conservation & Engagement Officer who will play a key role in assessing, preparing, conserving & arranging external conservation of our maritime collections.

Here's more info ➡️ https://bit.ly/2sS1rJz #HullYMC

Time to start your journey? Get UCAS application support with us before the January deadline. 💻

➡️ https://www.hull.ac.uk/special/applying-hub

Announcing 'Co-production & Collaboration in the Archive', Weds 11 March @UkNatArchives.

Booking now open for 2020 Gerald Aylmer Seminar, organised by IHR, TNA & @RoyalHistSoc https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/co-production-and-collaboration-in-the-archive-gerald-aylmer-seminar-2020-tickets-86807843597

Great line-up of collaborative archivists, historians & community partners.

Tomorrow, Hull's Banyamulenge community @HullVoice is holding special events for the Minority Voice exhibition:
Wednesday 15/01 - video screening 1pm, traditional storytelling 2pm
And on Thursday 16/01 - traditional song and dancing 1pm.
Admission free.

#OralHistory interviewees often mention school trips to castles and historic sites. And though Christmas is over and it’s back to school, a day spent in the snowy landscapes of castles like Warkwort or Alnwick sure sounds great! #TapeboxTuesday @HeritageFundUK @BLSoundHeritage