Category Archives: Old Bailey Online

Our Criminal Past special issue in Law, Crime and History journal

A very quick post to note that I have an article in this volume, based on my presentation at the first Our Criminal Past event in 2013. But there’s plenty more there for crime historians to be interested in.

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Repost: Tyburn’s Martyrs

[Originally posted here, November 2007] The criminals went to the place of execution in the following order, Morgan, Webb, and Wolf, in the first cart; Moore in a mourning coach; Wareham and Burk in the second cart; Tilley, Green, and … Continue reading

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Repost: George’s choice: an 18th-century convict and a medical experiment

Originally posted here (February 2008) Last November, I dashed off a quick post about someone I’d encountered in an Ordinary’s Account: It’s Your Neck or Your Arm On the evening before execution, a respite of 14 days was brought for … Continue reading

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Data And The Digital Panopticon

Originally posted on Criminal Historian:
The view from my seat at the DP data visualisation workshop Yesterday, I went to All Souls College, Oxford, for a data visualisation workshop organised by the Digital Panopticon project. The project – a collaboration…

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New project, new people: the Digital Panopticon

Starting a new project is exciting and intensely busy (which is also my excuse for taking a month to blog about it). And the Digital Panopticon is the biggest one we’ve done yet. ‘The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of … Continue reading

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Collaboration and crowdsourcing for Old Bailey Online and London Lives

My digital crime history talk included some mention of ‘crowd sourcing’ and our stuttering efforts in this direction (on various projects) over the last five years or so. This post is intended as a marker to get down some further … Continue reading

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Bloody Code: reflecting on ten years of the Old Bailey Online and the digital futures of our criminal past

Talk given at Our Criminal Past: Digitisation, Social Media and Crime History Workshop, London Metropolitan Archives, 17 May 2013 My academic apprenticeship, in Aberystwyth, was spent engrossed in two things: first, early modern Welsh and northern English crime archives, and … Continue reading

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Tales of the Unexpected: or, what can happen when you let a bunch of criminals loose on the Internet

One day towards the end of the last millennium, a pair of historians of early modern London hatched a crazy plan to digitise a massive and obscure (to everyone except a few academic crime and legal historians) primary source, published … Continue reading

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