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Project Details

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Project Name: 
Digital Panopticon
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Barry Godfrey (Liverpool)
Oxford participants: 
Deborah Oxley (Main Contact)
Other Participants: 
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  • Division: Humanities
  • Unit: History
  • Sub-Unit: History Faculty
Start Date: 
01-10-2013
End Date: 
not specified
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
University of Liverpool University of Sheffield University of Sussex University of Tasmania
Funder: 
AHRC
Subject Area: 
History
Project Description: 

The Digital Panopticon is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, Oxford, Tasmania and Sussex. Led by an international team of established researchers, it will use digital technologies to bring together existing and new genealogical, biometric and criminal justice datasets held by different organisations in the UK and Australia. It will explore the impact of the different types of penal punishments on the lives of 66,000 people sentenced at The Old Bailey between 1780 and 1875, develop new and transferable methodologies for understanding and exploiting complex bodies of genealogical, biometric, and criminal justice data and create a searchable website.

The project is funded by the AHRC’s Digital Transformations programme, which aims to exploit the potential of digital technologies to transform research in the arts and humanities, and to ensure that arts and humanities research is at the forefront of tackling crucial issues such as intellectual property, cultural memory and identity, and communication and creativity in a digital age.

Other projects the participants have been involved in: 
ICT Methods: 
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Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:25:11
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martinw@ox.ac.uk