Oxford Improvisers – Hackett/Stent/Wachsmann

in Academic Service - Archive, Sound Experiment - Archive by on July 15th, 2010

Oxford Improvisers


Event Date: 15 July 2010
Port Mahon, 82 St. Clements Street, Oxford  OX4 1AW

Hackett/Stent/Wachsmann

Martin

Martin Hackett (electronics), David Stent (electric guitar) and Philipp Wachsmann (violin and electronics) have between them a huge range of musical influences and experiences, and will meet tonight for the very first time as a trio.

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Stan Gontarski – There is No Outside the Image: Bergson on Movement

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 7th, 2010

Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies, 2010

A seminar sponsored by the University of Oxford and the University of Northampton

Event Date: 11 June 2010

Stan Gontarski (Florida State University, USA): There is No Outside the Image: Bergson on Movement

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A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the London Lives website

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 6th, 2010

A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the
London Lives website

Event Date: 5 July 2010 
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire

 

 

www.londonlives.org

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.

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Introduction and welcome by Tim Hitchcock .

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Robert Shoemaker Criminal Lives and the Making of Modern Criminal Justice (AUDIO HERE)

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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.

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Heather Shore
Criminal Connections: Uncovering Plebeian Networks in the Metropolis (AUDIO HERE)

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McDara Dwyer
The Irish Crime Explosion of the 1740’s: Its Origins, Course and the Response, 1736 – 1756 (AUDIO HERE)

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Simon Dixon
The Quakers of St Dionis Backchurch, 1680-1800 (AUDIO HERE)

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Ben Heller
Finding Pleasure in Plebeian Lives (AUDIO HERE)

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Louise Falcini
Washerwomen, Laundresses, Barbers and Boot Blacks: the Business of Cleanliness (AUDIO HERE)

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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.

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Shekhar Krishnan
Urban History and the Geospatial Web   (AUDIO HERE)
http://bombayography.net/

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Sharon Howard
London Lives and Bastardy (AUDIO HERE)
http://www.londonlives.org

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Conference panel discussion, shout out

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Tim Hitchcock
Renegotiating the Bloody Code: London in the 1780s

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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

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Sharon Howard: London Lives and Bastardy

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 5th, 2010

A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the London Lives website

Event Date: 5 July 2010
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire

Sharon Howard – London Lives and Bastardy

(abstract forthcoming)

Before listening to this workshop, you should register with the website here.

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Shekhar Krishnan – Urban History and the Geospatial Web

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 5th, 2010

A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the London Lives website

Event Date: 5 July 2010
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire

Shekhar Krishnan – Urban History and the Geospatial Web

This workshop addresses how urban historians can use the geospatial web. The workshop will map and georeference selected sources and names in the London Lives database using the NYPL Map Rectifier & Digitizer.   Participants will build a digital gazetteer of places in 18th century London linked to artefacts in the database.

Before listening to this workshop, you should register with the website here.

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Robert Shoemaker – Criminal Lives and the Making of Modern Criminal Justice

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 5th, 2010


A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the London Lives website

Event Date: 5 July 2010
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire

Robert ShoemakerCriminal Lives and the Making of Modern Criminal Justice

(abstract forthcoming)

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Louise Falcini – Washerwomen, Laundresses, Barbers and Boot Blacks: the Business of Cleanliness

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 5th, 2010

A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the London Lives website

Event Date: 5 July 2010
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire

Louise Falcini
Washerwomen, Laundresses, Barbers and Boot Blacks: the Business of Cleanliness

Filth and dirt were synonymous with eighteenth century London. However it was this metropolitan grime that afforded many working Londoners the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the every day realities of cleanliness. In an increasingly commercial environment they were able to use and sell these skills as laundresses, washer-women, barbers and shoe-blacks.

Women moved away from washing at the riverside and into the wash-houses, alleys and backstreets of the metropolis. These new locations provided points of negotiation, areas of tension and of potential conflict. Men could actively participate in these new cultures of cleanliness and respectability by becoming clean-shaven. Working men not only became barbers but also habitués of the Barber’s shop. These changing locations of cleanliness both engendered and reflected differing patterns of sociability and commerce.

By examining these non-élite strategies of negotiating cleanliness I hope to identify ways in which plebeian Londoners were able to adapt and reflect change attitudes towards domestic and civic cleanliness.

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Ben Heller – Finding Pleasure in Plebeian Lives

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A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the London Lives website

Event Date: 5 July 2010
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire

Ben HellerFinding Pleasure in Plebeian Lives

This paper explores some of the motivations plebeian Londoners expressed when pursuing recreational activities and sociability.  Falling into two parts, the paper first offers insights into ways middling and labouring Londoners understood the topography of leisure in the metropolis.  It then discusses how social relationships developed and ways that the significance of connections formed while pursuing amusement were assessed.

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Simon Dixon – The Quakers of St Dionis Backchurch, 1690-1800

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 5th, 2010

A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the London Lives website

Event Date: 5 July 2010
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire

Simon Dixon
The Quakers of St. Dionis Backchurch, 1690-1800

This presentation builds on research for a PhD thesis on ‘Quaker Communities in London, 1667-c1714′, which involved the creation of a database of Quaker records for London and Middlesex. Quakers in the capital established a series of semi-separate communities, the most important of which could be found in the vicinity of the Gracechurch Street Meeting House in the City. This cluster included a small group of at least half a dozen householders in the parish of St Dionis Backchurch. The presentation will track the appearance of individual Quakers through the parish records digitised as part of the plebeian lives project. It will consider the extent to which this contributes to the development of a more nuanced picture of relations between Quakers and their parishes in later seventeenth and early eighteen century London, and whether it forces the author to rethink existing assumptions as the thesis is revised for publication.

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McDara Dwyer – The Irish Crime Explosion of the 1740’s: Its Origins, Course and the Response, 1736 – 1756

in Academic Service - Archive by on July 5th, 2010

A one day Unconference to mark the Completion of the London Lives website

Event Date: 5 July 2010
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire

McDara Dwyer
The Irish Crime Explosion of the 1740’s: Its Origins, Course and the Response, 1736 – 1756

The Irish presence in eighteenth century London, despite being a community of some size and significance, has gone mainly unremarked in social histories pertaining the period in question. Yet, from the beginning of the second quarter of the century, as the ‘’convenient bonds of Union’’ greater tighter, there was discernable influx, mostly, but not entirely, proletarian in character, that made its presence felt in the city. It is proposed that this article shall attempt to rectify such neglect by focusing on the manifestation of this movement in its British, North Atlantic context, through the medium of material expressions of desperation, that is, crime, as enunciated in the Old Bailey records, the Ordinary’s Account and other polemical and statistical works published in the period. It is also envisaged that the twenty-minute paper shall not only cover the origins and course of the crime explosion, but the effects of such upon perceptions of the Irish and the social and political relationship between the two islands.

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