Monday 15 July

9:45-10:20 – Registration, Coffee/Tea

10:20-10:30 – Welcome

10:30-11:30 – Session 1: Keynote

  • Joanna Innes (Oxford), “English prisons before prison reform, 1688-1770: an abandoned doctoral thesis”

11:30-11:45 – Break

11:45-13:15 – Session 2: Understanding the early modern prison

  • Molly Murray (Columbia), “Fast and Loose: Limit and Liberty in Early Modern Prison Poetry”
  • Richard Bell (Oxford), “Experiencing the State in Prison, c.1550-1700”

13:15-14:15 – Lunch

14:15-15:45 – Session 3: Eighteenth-century prison utility

  • Renaud Morieux (Cambridge), “War Imprisonment in Eighteenth-Century Britain”
  • Alex Wakelam (Cambridge), “Institutions of Market Enforcement – the eighteenth-century Debtors’ Prison”

15:45-16:00 – Coffee/Tea

16:00-17:30 – Session 4: The changing landscape of London’s prison system

  • Esther Brot (KCL), “A Disruption of the Concept of Low Maintenance Prisons in the Early Eighteenth Century: Newgate Prison, 1707-1732”
  • Kiran Mehta (Oxford), “Creating Prison Systems in the London Metropolis, 1755-1835”

17:30 – Drinks reception

19:30 – Conference dinner

Tuesday 16 July

9:00-9:30 – Coffee/Tea

9:30-11:00 – Session 5: Bridewells

  • Jenny Cryar (QMUL), “‘They have put me among harlots and thieves’: religious and political prisoners in the London Bridewell”
  • Paul Griffiths (Iowa State), “Revisiting Bridewells”

11:00-11:15 – Break

11:15-12:45 – Session 6: Becoming Modern?

  • Helen Rogers (Liverpool John Moores), TBA
  • Helen Johnston (Hull), “Experiencing the convict prison system: bureaucracy, penal servitude, and release in Victorian England”

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Session 7: Keynote

  • Rachel Weil (Cornell), “Mere Detention?”

15:30-15:45 – Coffee/Tea

15:45-16:45 – Session 8: Discussion, “Towards New Histories of Imprisonment”

‘Convicts Exercising at Pentonville’
H. Mayhew and C. Bliny, The Criminal Prisons of London and scenes of prison life. With numerous illustrations from photographs (London, 1862), https://www.bl.uk/victorian-britain/articles/victorian-prisons-and-punishments.
Advertisements