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Our Criminal Past: Digitisation, Social Media and Crime History, First AHRC Network Event, London Metropolitan Archives, 17th May 2013


Refreshments and Opening Remarks: 10.00 am – 10.15 am

Session 1: Digitising Crime and Penal Histories: 10.15 am – 12.00 pm

Tim Hitchcock, ‘Digitising Criminal Justice: Past, Present and Future’

Sharon Howard, ‘Bloody Code: Reflecting on a Decade of Old Bailey Online and the Digital Future of Our Criminal Past’

Hamish Maxwell Stewart, ‘Founders and Survivors: Using Digital Technologies to Explore the Long Run Impact of Convict Transportation’.

Chair and Commentator: Pam Cox

Lunch: 12.00 pm to 1.15 pm

Session 2: Historians of Crime and Social Media: 1.15 pm – 3.00 pm

Zoe Alker, ‘Using New Social Media Technologies in Teaching Victorian Crime’

Adam Crymble, ‘How Blogging and Tweeting Make Me a Better Historian of Crime’

Lesley Hulonce, ‘From the Local to the Global: Victorian Child Poverty and Crime on the Blogosphere’

Lucy Williams, ‘Writing WaywardWomen: A Digital Discussion of the History of Female Offending

Chair and Commentator: John Carter Wood

Coffee and Tea: 3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Session 3: Roundtable on Current Challenges and New Directions: 3.15 pm – 4.00 pm

Speakers: Barry Godfrey, Liz Hore (National Archives), Helen Rogers

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