Welcome

The Digital Panopticon is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, Tasmania, Oxford and Sussex, with funding from the AHRC. Led by an international team of established researchers, it uses digital technologies to bring together existing and new genealogical, biometric and criminal justice datasets held by different organisations in the UK and Australia, including The National Archives, Find My Past, and Ancestry.com. It explores the impact of different types of punishments on the lives of 90,000 people sentenced at the Old Bailey between 1780 and 1875.

In September 2017 the Digital Panopticon website was launched.