News from the Criminal Bodies Project

Trio of Papers Delivered at Major International Conference

Posted by rw157 at Nov 19, 2013 01:55 PM |

Three members of the 'Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse' project deliver papers at the 2013 American Folklore Society Conference

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The Dangerous Dead

Posted by rw157 at Aug 20, 2013 06:35 PM |

Dr Elizabeth Hurren writes in The Lancet on "The Dangerous Dead: Dissecting the Criminal Corpse"

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Principal Investigator Sarah Tarlow featured in The Independent

Posted by rw157 at Jul 23, 2013 06:21 PM |

Professor Sarah Tarlow writes to The Independent criticising a gallery for displaying an image of artist Damien Hirst with his arm around the head of a dead man

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Close Encounters with Gibbets

Posted by rw157 at May 10, 2013 09:50 PM |

Sarah Tarlow writes about her recent search for gibbets.

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PUBlic History: Video Now Available

Posted by rw157 at Jan 10, 2013 04:34 PM |

A video of the Murder, Mystery, History re-enactment of a 'pub trial' coroner's inquest from 1823 is now available to view.

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Criminal Corpse Project featured on History Extra

Posted by rw157 at Dec 10, 2012 09:05 AM |

Dr Elizabeth Hurren discusses her latest monograph and the Criminal Corpse Project on the BBC History Magazine Podcast

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PUBlic History: Recreating a Murder Inquest

Posted by rw157 at Oct 30, 2012 09:12 AM |

Professor Owen Davies hosts Murder, Mystery, History event.

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Zoe Dyndor Conference Paper

Posted by rw157 at Oct 30, 2012 08:51 AM |

Dr Zoe Dyndor speaks on the treatment of the criminal corpse in the long eighteenth century.

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Dr Hurren and Professor Davies on Making History

Posted by rw157 at Oct 30, 2012 08:49 AM |

Dr Elizabeth Hurren and Professor Owen Davies from the 'Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse' project speak on BBC Radio 4's Making History

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Peter King Conference Paper

Posted by rw157 at Aug 20, 2012 05:55 PM |

Professor Peter King speaks on patterns of interpersonal violence in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe.

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Book Published

Posted by rw157 at Aug 20, 2012 05:40 PM |

Professor Sarah Tarlow co-edits the first overview study published on post-medieval mortuary practices.

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Project featured on BBC Radio 4's 'Making History'

Posted by rw157 at Aug 20, 2012 05:30 PM |

Professor Sarah Tarlow discusses the Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse project.

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Peter King Inaugural Lecture

Posted by ssm4 at Mar 13, 2012 07:40 PM |

Homicidal Crime Across Space and Time. Why are some societies so much more murderous than others.

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Elizabeth Hurren joins University of Leicester

Posted by ssm4 at Feb 09, 2012 02:45 PM |

Dr Elizabeth Hurren has been appointed as a Reader in Medical Humanities in the School of Historical Studies from February 2012.

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Honours for Shane McCorristine

Posted by ssm4 at Feb 09, 2012 02:43 PM |

Project member Dr Shane McCorristine has been elected Fellow of Royal Historical Society

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