09 July 2013

SEMINAR: "Our Criminal Past" (Leeds, 6 September 2013)

WhatOur Criminal Past: Educating Historians of Crime: Classroom, Archive, Community, Second AHRC Network Event

WhereLeeds Metropolitan University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN 

When: 6 September 2013, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This one-day AHRC funded event is part of the 'Our Criminal Past' Research Network. This network will explore and reflect on the development and future presentation, preservation and dissemination of historical criminal lives and practices. This event will explore approaches to the teaching of crime history (including digital and media sources); enabling student engagement with crime history; education in the archive and museum and the teaching of future historians of crime.

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The event is free and If you are interested in attending this (or if you are interested in the network more generally) please contact Dr. Heather Shore ( or Dr. Helen Johnston (

Provisional Programme
Session 1:  Digital and Media Resources for the History of Crime
Louise Jackson (Edinburgh University): ‘Crime on Film: Using Visual Sources in the Classroom’
Andrew Davies (Liverpool University): TBC
Session 2: Student Participation in Crime History
Drew Gray  (Northampton University): “Putting Undergraduates on Trial: Using the Old Bailey Online in teaching and assessment”
Helen Rogers and Zoe Alker (Liverpool John Moores University): “Blogging Beyond the Classroom”
Session 3: Archives, Heritage and Educating Historians of Crime
Bev Baker and Pollie Shorthouse (Galleries of Justice, Nottingham): ‘Learn from the Past to Act in the Present and Change the Future’
Sue MacKay (Yorkshire Law and Order Museums, Ripon): ‘Engaging Audiences’
Andrew Payne (The National Archives): ‘Educating Child Criminals at The National Archives’
Session 4: Teaching Future Historians of Crime
Peter D’Sena (HEA): ’The Future of Teaching Our Criminal Past in Higher Education’
Ben Walsh (Historical Association): ‘History of Crime in the Classroom’

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