To complement the ‘Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts’ exhibition at the London Metropolitan Archives, the AHRC Digital Panopticon team are contributing a free public events programme. Event information and booking details can be found below. We hope to see you at the LMA in Spring 2018!
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The convict biographies of Thomas Limpus, Charlotte Walker, Annie Sullivan, William Buckley, Mark Jeffrey and Ikey Solomons will be exhibited in the latest Bob Shoemaker and Tim Hitchcock collaboration ‘Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts’. After nine months of picture researching, object sourcing, narrative writing and caption creating, the exhibition plan has been passed to the London Metropolitan Archive’s […]
Between 16th and 21st July 2017, Dr Will Pooley (The University of Bristol), recipient of a British Academy Rising Star Public Engagement Award, convened a conference on ‘Creative Histories’ at the Clifton Pavillion, Bristol Zoo Gardens. Amidst a highly diverse programme, there […]
To mark completion of the four year AHRC funded project ‘The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments’ we are hosting a three day conference. Join us at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall for three days of papers, round-tables, and events on the topic of crime and Punishment in Britain and Australia 1780-1925.
Date: Wednesday 13th- Friday 15th September […]
Digital Panopticon teamed up with the London Historians for a transportation themed ‘History in the Pub’ event, on 16 May at The Sir Christopher Hatton, London. We were joined by around 60-70 people for a lovely evening of talks, music and a quiz.
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‘I beg for mercy; I am sorry for what I have done’
‘I was very heavy in liquor; I got this tankard and I did not know how’
‘It was extreme distress drove me to do it’
‘I declare myself righteous between God and myself’
‘I did not know my first husband was alive, as he had left me seventeen years’
‘I don’t know what […]
The Digital Panopticon team are getting out and about in May and June to talk eighteenth and nineteenth century criminal history and what it’s like to build a really, really big website!
Professor Tim Hitchcock and Lucy Williams will be hosting a session of ‘History in […]
Port Arthur, Tasmania
On 21 March 2017, Barry Godfrey gave a paper on the Digital Panopticon and ‘Dark Tourism’ at a LABEX Past in the Present workshop convened at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, Liverpool. Barry’s paper addressed the ethical implications of […]
Eleanor, Emma and Larissa at the Sheffield Showcase.
On Saturday 11th March, myself, Emma Watkins and Eleanor Bland ran a Digital Panopticon stand as part of the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities Showcase at the city’s Millennium […]
The London Metropolitan Archives
On 15th February 2017, myself and representatives of the Digital Panopticon team had a meeting with the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) about an upcoming Digital Panopticon themed exhibition to be held at the LMA. The exhibition will tell […]