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Exhibition: Criminal Lives 1780-1925

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 … Continue reading

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Old Bailey Online and London Lives Update, 11 August 2016

Regular users may already be aware that following a recent security incident affecting the servers on which the websites are hosted, Old Bailey Online has been operating with extremely limited functionality and London Lives has been unavailable. This is just a brief notice … Continue reading

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The London Lives book is nearly here…

The new book by Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker is due out in August 2015 and now taking pre-orders: London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making of a Modern City is the outcome of several years’ work on the London Lives project. The … Continue reading

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Old Bailey Online Update March 2015

Our latest site update (version 7.2) is now live!* The main news for site users to be aware of – especially those who use the statistical functions – is that we’ve done a lot of work correcting data errors. Data … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of James Carse and Horatio Nelson

Originally posted on unpublishedwriterblog:
“JAMES CARSE is indicted, for that he, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil, on the 2nd day of December1787, in and upon…

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Locating London’s Past wins BSECS digital prize!

The British Society for Eighteenth-century Studies has awarded its 2014 prize for the best digital resource supporting eighteenth- century studies to Locating London’s Past. The judging panel said: This is a superb new free resource, which applies the latest digital … Continue reading

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Trial of the Day from the OldBaileyBot

You might have recently seen the Mechanical Curator from the British Library Labs project which posts not-quite-random images from BL’s digitised books collections at hourly intervals, and the TroveNewsBot does a similar thing for Trove’s newspaper illustrations. These inspired me to have a bit of fun … Continue reading

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CitC Zotero Bibliography

At the Old Bailey Online we use Zotero a lot. We use it for all our site bibliographies, and there is an Old Bailey Online translator so you can gather references into Zotero with a single click. We like it so … 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

Originally posted on Early Modern Notes:
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…

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Murder of a Ghost

By Paul Emanuelli, reposted with permission from unpublishedwriterblog. In the winter of 1803, everyone in Hammersmith had seen the white ghost, or knew someone who had. It haunted the churchyard and the narrow passage that ran into Black Lion Lane. Many … Continue reading

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