The history of Canterbury prison - research events

B wing (meet at the prison gates) - Canterbury Campus - North Holmes Road - Canterbury - Kent - CT1 1QU
Social and Applied Sciences
Thursday 25 January 2018 (09:30-19:30)

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Prison Lives: A Research Showcase

A drop-in event on the history of the prison for CCCU staff

9.30am – 12.30pm

This is a work in progress showcase of research exploring the history of Canterbury prison and the lives of its former inmates and staff. It is a chance for CCCU staff to learn more about the prison, to think about how themes in the prison’s history link to their own research interests, and to see how their knowledge and expertise can contribute to the project.

FREE to attend.  To book a place please Please note, places restricted to timeslots. Please indicate which slot you would like when booking – 9.30am, 10.30am or 11.30am   The event is in B Wing. Please arrive at the prison gate and you will directed to B Wing. 

Penal cultures: representing the prison in heritage and art

12:30pm – 19:30pm

Old Session House, Longport, Canterbury with the option of dinner afterwards.

An afternoon event considering academic, heritage and creative perspectives on representing the prison and penal history.

Speakers include Dr Laura McAtckney (Aarhus University), Dr Sophie Fuggles (Nottingham Trent University), Angel Sutton-Vane (The Open University), the artist Jane Hoodless and Stewart McLaughlin, Curator of Wandsworth Prison Museum.

Funding has been provided by Canterbury Christ Church University and AHRC/LABEX project '"Dark Tourism" in Comparative Perspective: Sites of Suffering, Sites of Memory'

FREE to attend.  Book a place.


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