About Professor Paul Lawrence

Professor Paul Lawrence has taught and researched in the History Department at The Open University since 1998. He is currently the Head of History and holds the Asa Briggs Chair in History. His research interests include all aspects of criminal justice history from c.1750 to the present.

A particular focus of recent publications has been ‘historical criminology’ and theoretical reflection on the role of historical research in contemporary issues. He is the editor of the bi-lingual journal Crime, History & Societies/Crime, Histoire et Sociétés.

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New grant to explore the use of Artificial Intelligence in teaching

Professor Bart Rienties and Dr Wayne Holmes in the OU’s  Institute of Educational Technology, have won Erasmus+ funding for a project called Artificial Intelligence in Teaching”.

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