The International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice (ICHPCJ) announces a new event:
‘Criminal Book History’
18 February 2011
Meeting Rooms 1, 2 & 3, Wilson A, Walton Hall, The Open University
This themed seminar explores the links between histories of crime and the history of print in the nineteenth century. Crime and its punishment has long been a topic which has attracted readers and filled the coffers of publishers. However, from the turn of the nineteenth century, developments in printing technology, the emergence of cheap publications and rising literacy levels meant that interactions between crime and print culture flourished. The four papers at this seminar will explore the ways in which crime shaped forms of writing, publishing, print distribution and reading.
To register your attendance, please use the attached form, or email Yvonne Bartley.
10:30-11:00: Arrival, Tea/Coffee
11:00-12:00: Kirsty Reid (University of Bristol): ‘Writing the Voyage: Convict ship newspapers and the journey to Australia’
13:00-14:00: Alice Smalley (Open University): ‘Illustrating Crime: Visual representations of crime in the late nineteenth century newspaper’
14:00-15:00: Natalie Pryor (University of Southampton): ‘Defining Obscenity: The problems of prosecuting literature in the mid nineteenth century’
15:00-15:15: Tea/ Coffee
15:15-15:45: Rosalind Crone (Open University): ‘”The prison and myself are becoming quite a show”: Elizabeth Fry’s prison project revisited’
15:45-16:00: Wrap Up