To bring a project like the Digital Panopticon to a successful conclusion requires a wide range of talent and skills. Our lead academics’  and research associates’ expertise encompasses histories of crime and justice, convict transportation and migration, nutrition, work and poverty, and of Britain and Australia. In addition, we have five PhD students working on topics ranging from fraud to the impact of digital resources.

The project team based in the Humanities Research Institute have many years’ experience in managing and developing large digital history and digital humanities projects.

We’ll also look beyond our immediate team members for advice and feedback. There will be both an Industry Partnership Group and an Academic Steering Group, and last but not least, we look forward to conversations formal and informal with academic historians, students, family historians, criminologists, and anyone else with an interest in the outcome of our efforts.