A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the
London Lives website
Event Date: 5 July 2010
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire
This new website will provide access, using an integrated search facility, to primary sources containing 240,000 pages of manuscripts sources, and 3.2 million names, reflecting the history of eighteenth-century London. It includes the 18th century material from the Old Bailey Online; the manuscript records of quarter sessions, three London parishes, Bridewell, St Thomas’s Hospital, and the Carpenter’s Company; datasets from the Westminster Pauper Biographies Project; and several datasets formerly deposited with the Arts and Humanities Data Service.
Conceived as an unconference, this event is designed to allow as many participants as possible to contribute in as many ways as possible. Contributions are invited from anyone whose research will benefit from use of the site.
The schedule will include a few formal papers, but most sessions will consist of either short papers, of up to eight minutes, with slides (rigorously timed), or workshops in which specific historical questions are explored in small groups using both the London Lives website, and the wider infinite archive of the internet. There will also be some panel discussions comprising related 20 minute papers with opportunities for debate and shout outs.
Introduction and welcome by Tim Hitchcock .
Robert Shoemaker Criminal Lives and the Making of Modern Criminal Justice (AUDIO HERE)
Eight presentations, 8 minutes each
Please click on the title to hear any of the above presentations. Click on the arrow to the right of the title to download. Additional visual content for these talks can also be found here.
Criminal Connections: Uncovering Plebeian Networks in the Metropolis (AUDIO HERE)
The Irish Crime Explosion of the 1740’s: Its Origins, Course and the Response, 1736 – 1756 (AUDIO HERE)
The Quakers of St Dionis Backchurch, 1680-1800 (AUDIO HERE)
Finding Pleasure in Plebeian Lives (AUDIO HERE)
Washerwomen, Laundresses, Barbers and Boot Blacks: the Business of Cleanliness (AUDIO HERE)
Workshops: You can participate ‘virtually’ in these workshop by registering with the relevant websites, and then play the audio file while using the website – thus re-creating the experience of the workshop participants.
Urban History and the Geospatial Web (AUDIO HERE)
London Lives and Bastardy (AUDIO HERE)
Conference panel discussion, shout out
Renegotiating the Bloody Code: London in the 1780s
Song Written for the London Lives event
(comissioned by Tim Hitchcock)
Jack Chance Or Just the Thing
Music and arrangement by Henry Skewes;
performed by Stephanie Waldheim and Henry Skewes