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History of Crime Blogs

Think of this as the “more hack, less yack” post. I’m putting together an aggregator for history of crime/justice/punishment blogging: The New Newgate Calendar I’ll do more later and add a form for people to submit more blogs and so … 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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Unclean, unclean! What historians can do about sharing our messy research data

A second follow up to my digital crime history talk with (hopefully) some more practical notes and resources. I’m as guilty as anyone of holding on to my old research data (databases, transcriptions, abstracts, calendars, etc of primary sources), so … Continue reading

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A “Data Creation Partnership”?

A quick post, just to expand on my thoughts about the Text Creation Partnership in my talk. How might this model work in practice for crime (and other) archives, in partnership with institutions like TNA or local record offices and … 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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