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 […]
Digital Panopticon representatives have returned from their public engagement adventures at The Open Book, Wigtown (22nd – 25th February 2017). Following press coverage in the local newspaper, The Galloway Gazette, the team offered public talks at the book shop on Scottish Convict, Hannah […]
Between 22nd and 25th February 2017, Digital Panopticon historians, including Barry Godfrey are coming to Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town to discuss the history of eighteenth and nineteenth century Scottish convicts. Digital Panopticon PhD student, Aoife O’Connor and representative of Findmypast will also be on hand on Saturday 25th February (10am- 4pm) to provide […]
Our conference to mark the completion of the Digital Panopticon project will be held on 13-15 September 2017, St George’s Hall, Liverpool, UK.
We invite papers on any aspect of crime and punishment in Britain and its penal colonies between 1780 and 1925. We also welcome papers which include a comparative dimension with other times and places; papers on digital history, life-histories of prisoners […]
The Digital Panopticon project is linking together a wide variety of criminal justice, genealogical, and biometric records to trace thousands of convict lives from birth to death. Each story will start with a birth date anywhere from the mid eighteenth century to the mid nineteenth century, and will include a variety of events including convictions for minor offences, one or […]