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 the Pub’ on 16 May 2017 at The Sir Christopher Hatton in London (EC1N 7RA). They will be joined by folk singer Henry Skewes who will be singing ballads written by convicts transported to Australia. To listen to Henry’s songs you can access them through Soundcloud. You can book a place for ‘History in the Pub’ through Eventbrite.
Following a successful talk at the Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society (24 April 2017), Professor Robert Shoemaker will be giving an Archives for London seminar on the Digital Panopticon at the London Metropolitan Archives on 1 June 2017 at 6pm. This talk is open to the public, so do feel free to come along.
Finally, just a quick word about schools engagement. Congratulations to the Digital Panopticon’s PhD student, Emma Watkins who has won University of Liverpool ‘Public Engagement Awards Scheme’ funding to develop a digital educational resource on transportation. This resource will be delivered through a workshop for GCSE/ A-Level pupils based at schools in the north-west later this year.