Publications and Outputs

Details of publications and other outputs emerging from the Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse project and related publications produced by members of the team.

 

BOOKS

Elizabeth Hurren, Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Fully Open Access http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137582485

Richard Ward, ed., A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137443991

Richard Ward, Print Culture, Crime and Justice in Eighteenth-Century London (Bloomsbury, 2014). http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/print-culture-crime-and-justice-in-18th-century-london-9781472507112/

 

 

ARTICLES

Peter King and Richard Ward, “Rethinking the Bloody Code in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Capital Punishment at the Centre and on the Periphery,” Past and Present, 228 (2015): 159–205.

Richard Ward, “The Criminal Corpse, Anatomists and the Criminal Law: Parliamentary Attempts to Extend the Dissection of Offenders in Late Eighteenth-Century England,” Journal of British Studies, 54 (2015): 63–87.

Elizabeth Hurren, “The Dangerous Dead: Dissecting the Criminal Corpse,” The Lancet, Vol. 382, No. 9889 (27 July 2013).

Richard Ward, “Print Culture, Moral Panic, and the Administration of the Law: The London Crime Wave of 1744,” Crime, History & Societies, 16 (2012): 5–24.

 

 

CHAPTERS

Rachel Bennett, “Pitying Them as Men but Rejoicing their Fate as Rebels: Investigating Legal and Social Death in the Punishment for Treason, 1715 to 1820,” in When is Death? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Death and its Timings, ed. Shane McCorristine (forthcoming).

Richard Ward, “Introduction: A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse,” in A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse, ed. Richard Ward (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015): 1–36.

 

 

 CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PAPERS

Emma Battell Lowman, "Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse: The Juicy Bits," invited talk for the New History Lab, University of Leicester (29 April 2016).

Emma Battell Lowman, "Locating the Power of the Criminal Corpse," Social History Association Annual Conference, University of Lancaster (21-22 March 2016).

Emma Battell Lowman and Sarah Tarlow, "The Technology of the Gibbet," University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France for the workshop Pendre, Suspendre et Dependre, Moyen Age - Epoque Moderne (Hanging, Suspension, and Cutting Down from the Middle Ages to the Modern) organised by Mathieu Vivas and Martine Charageat (February 2016).

Rachel Bennett, “The Curious Case of Mungo Campbell: Execution and Post-Mortem Punishment in Eighteenth Century Scotland,” School of History Postgraduate Conference, University of Leicester (May 2015).

Rachel Bennett, “Pitying them as Men but Rejoicing their Fate as Rebels: Investigating Legal and Social Death in the Punishment for Treason 1715 to 1820,” When is Death? University of Leicester (April 2015).

Richard Ward, “Post-Execution Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain: the 1752 Murder Act,” The English Local History Spotlight Conference, University of Leicester (February 2014.)

Rachel Bennett, “Public Execution and the Crowd in Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Century Scotland,” Death in Scotland, from the Medieval to the Modern: Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices, University of Edinburgh (January 2014).

Richard Ward, “‘To the Remark, Censure or Amendment of the Publick’: Letters to the London Press on the Subject of Crime and Justice in the Eighteenth Century,” Law and Governance in Britain Conference, University of Western Ontario (October 2013).

Richard Ward, “The Reporting of Crime and the Courts in Mid-Eighteenth-Century London,” Criminal Justice, the Courts and Punishment in France and England in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries workshop, University of Leicester  (September 2013).

Rachel Bennett, “Reconciling the Need for Decency and the Quest for Knowledge: Dissection and the Criminal Corpse in Mid-Eighteenth Century Scotland,” School of History Postgraduate Conference, University of Leicester (May 2013).

Rachel Bennett, “Execution, Post-Mortem Punishment and the Body in Scotland,” International Perspectives on the History of Execution and Post-Execution Practices, University of Leicester (May 2013).

Rachel Bennett, “The Passion to be Reckoned upon is Fear: Understanding the Power of the Criminal Corpse in Eighteenth Century Scotland,” Cultural Representations of Crime and Policing: Scottish and International Perspectives, Past and Present, University of Dundee (April 2013).

Richard Ward, “‘Barring our Door from Thieves Without, Inclosing Worse Enemies Within’: Robbers, Parricides, and the Murder Act of 1752,” The North American Conference on British Studies, Montréal (November 2012).

Richard Ward, “Wilberforce, Anatomists and the Criminal Corpse: Attempts to Extend the Practice of Dissecting Offenders in Late Eighteenth-Century England,” The Centre for English Local History Seminar Series, University of Leicester (October 2012).

Richard Ward, “Print Culture and Punishment: The Murder Act of 1752,” British History in the Long Eighteenth Century seminar series, Institute of Historical Research (November 2011).

 

 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Elizabeth Hurren, Television Presentation, Channel 4: Time Team and Dissection, 1 episode (April 2013).

Elizabeth Hurren, Television Presentation, Wall-to-Wall Productions for ITV2: Secrets of the Workhouse: Dissection and Poverty, 1 episode (May 2013).

 

 

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Richard Ward, “Criminal Justice, the Courts and Punishment in France and England in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” University of Leicester (September 2013).  This one-day workshop explored court reporting and courtroom practice in England and France in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with speakers from the UK, France and Belgium.

Richard Ward, “International Perspectives on the History of Execution and Post-Execution Practices,” University of Leicester (May 2013).  This two-day conference drew together some of the world’s leading experts on the history of capital punishment.


 

SCHOLARLY BLOG POSTS

Rachel Bennett, "Martyrdom, Memory and the Marquis of Montrose," The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (22 March 2016).

Peter King, "Getting Away with Murder in Eighteenth Century England: The Surgeon's Brain and the Power of the Criminal Trial Jury," The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (14 March 2016).

Emma Battell Lowman, "A Chance to Talk About Gibbeting and Hanging in France? Yes, Please!" The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (22 February 2016).

Sarah Tarlow, "Effigies, Real Bodies and Iconoclasm," The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (8 February 2016).

Francesca Matteoni, "The Geography of the Criminal corpse: Magic, Therapies, and Bodily Pieces Across Europe," The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (19 January 2016).

Richard Ward, "The Criminal Corpse and the Competing Claims of Justice and Anatomy," The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (21 December 2015).

Shane McCorristine, "Dismemberment in Prehistory - Not Just for the Criminally Insane," The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (23 November 2015).

Floris Tomasini, "What and When is Death?" The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (9 November 2015).

Owen Davies, "Writing the Magic of the Criminal Corpse," The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (2 November 2015).

Emma Battell Lowman, "Disgusting Dinner Conversation," The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (1 October 2015).

Rachel Bennett, “Post-Mortem Punishment: A Fate Worse than Death?” The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (14 September 2015).

Sarah Tarlow, “Welcome to the Criminal Corpse Blog,” The Power of the Criminal Corpse, University of Leicester (1 September 2015).

Rachel Bennett, “Dating the Social Death of the Eighteenth Century Criminal,” The Carceral Archipelago, University of Leicester (23 June 2015).

GRANTS, AWARDS, NEW POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

Rachel Bennett, granted Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Leicester for thesis entitled "Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740 to 1834" (March 2016).  

Richard Ward, appointed as a Research Associate, University of Sheffield (2014).

Richard Ward, awarded the Herman Diederiks Prize by the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice for the article “Print Culture, Moral Panic, and the Administration of the Law: The London Crime Wave of 1744,” Crime, History & Societies, 16 (2012): 5–24.

 

 

 

 

 

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