Tag Archives: Old Bailey Online

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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Locating Lascars: The Old Bailey Online and the Maritime World of the Indian Ocean

CitC’s first guest post of 2015 is by Ian Petrie, on teaching with Old Bailey Online in combination with other digital tools. In spring 2013 I first taught my course “Merchants, Saints, Slaves & Sojourners: The Worlds of the Indian Ocean”, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Old Bailey Online: Archival Sources for Trials

We’re often asked how to find out more about defendants than is contained in the digitised Proceedings. This guest post by Chris Barnes explores some of the most significant related records (particularly from the late 18th century onwards) held by … 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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‘A snake into your chimney-corner’: early modern crime and the extended family

One of the striking things about the crimes described in the Old Bailey cases is the frequency with which they involved violations of ‘family’ trust. Most socio-economic and political interactions still took place on a highly personal level during the … 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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Microfilm Days and Digital Discoveries: Reflections on Using the Old Bailey Online

In this anniversary year of the Old Bailey Online, I thought I would take the opportunity to reflect on my use of the Old Bailey Proceedings and to consider how the digitisation of this rich landscape of the mundane and … Continue reading

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Women’s History at the Old Bailey Online

March is Women’s History Month, so here are some links/resources, and a reading list of publications that use the Old Bailey Online as a source, highlighting the richness of the Old Bailey Online as source material for women’s and gender … Continue reading

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Helping us to Correct Errors in Old Bailey Online

We provide a simple form for logged-in users of Old Bailey Online to report errors they find in our transcripts, wherever you can see the ‘Add a Correction’ link in the summary box. We encourage site users to report errors … Continue reading

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An Old Bailey Online 10th Anniversary Blog Event

The Old Bailey Online launched in  March 2003 [corrected date] and the very last Proceedings of the Old Bailey were published in April 1913. We want to hold a birthday party! Several years ago, there was an Old Bailey Online Blog Symposium: a … Continue reading

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