The Digital Panopticon website has been designed to facilitate historical research into the lives of Old Bailey convicts sentenced to transportation or imprisonment between the later eighteenth and early twentieth centuries - along with crime, justice and punishment in this period more broadly - as it is evidenced by the surviving records. The following pages provide guidance for researchers and teachers on how to get the most out of the Digital Panpopticon wesbite, along with some research findings from academics on the Digital Panopticon project.
These guides are designed to support research into specific themes using the Digital Panopticon website.
In addition to creating this website, the Digital Panopticon project has conducted research into a series of themes associated with convict lives, transportation, imprisonment and digital history. The pages below provide brief summaries of the project's key findings in relation to each of its core themes.
Guides for school teachers and lecturers on how to use the Digital Panopticon website in teaching at GCSE, AS/A Level and university level.