The New Newgate Calendar

Early Modern Prisons

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Exploring gaols, bridewells and other forms of detention, 1500-1800

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Some Recent Calls for Papers

Below are three calls for papers and proposals that have come into our inbox recently. None of these are specifically about... • posted 25 days ago

Radicalism, Respectability, and the Case of the Imprisoned Politician

We are delighted to publish this guest post by John Owen Havard, Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University,... • posted 124 days ago

Contested records: writing, custom and conflict in early modern prisons

The following post is based on a paper presented at “Writing Prisons: Literature and Constraint in Early Modern England,”... • posted 158 days ago

England’s Island Prisons

 We are delighted to publish this guest post by David Cressy,  who is Research Professor in Arts and Humanities... • posted 174 days ago