Join the Old Bailey Online team at the launch of the new exhibition Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts!
The exhibition is a collaboration between the Digital Panopticon and the London Metropolitan Archives. The launch event is on 14 December 2017; it’s free to attend but space is limited, so please register here.
The exhibition runs at the LMA from 11 December 2017 to 18 May 2018 (free admission).
Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of the LMA and the life archives assembled by the AHRC Digital Panopticon project to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.