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  • Casebook: Jack the Ripper Conference 2022

    Coming this Fall

    Two days of guest speaker presentations
    Roundtable discussions
    Live Q&A and audience participation
    All Free
    All Online

    Stay tuned for further details.


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    JM
    Last edited by jmenges; 08-02-2022, 11:56 PM.

  • #2
    Excellent news! Very much look forward to this. I thought last year's conference was brilliant.
    Best wishes,

    Tristan

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    • #3
      Bump.

      The Speaker line-up will be officially announced in a few weeks.
      (Although some presenters have already announced themselves on Twitter & Facebook)

      Just as last year this online conference will be streamed live via Zoom and on Facebook, and possibly other platforms -like Twitter-if we can figure it out.

      Stay tuned for more information.

      JM

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      • #4
        Casebook: Jack the Ripper Conference 2022:



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        ​ Artwork Courtesy of Andrew Firth




        Jurriaan Maessen is a Dutch writer and investigator.
        He has taken particular interest in the enigma that is Mary Jane Kelly and is, for the last year or so, actively engaging in the search for the last of the canonical five.

        Gracie Bain is a PhD candidate studying literature at the University of Arkansas. Her research explores the intersections between Neo-Victorian literature, gender, and the monstrous. Her presentation examines fictional adaptations of the Whitechapel murders and its influence on contemporary culture.

        Madeleine Keane is a Michigan-based romance and mystery writer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Oakland University. She is primarily interested in exploring the lives of the Whitechapel victims and the ordinary people in the area through an intersectional feminist lens and examining the impacts of girlboss feminism and influencer culture on true-crime media.

        Steve Blomer was born and raised in North West London and worked in medical research for 35 years.He also served two terms as an elected borough councillor In the London Borough of Barnet. Steve Relocated to Glasgow in 2018. He’s a full time researcher since taking early retirement in 2014 and is the author of "Inside Bucks Row”, the first volume of a planned 6 book series. The 3rd edition is due to be released in the days following this conference. Steve also wrote the Chapter on Kosminski in the Pen and Sword book " Who was Jack the Ripper”, and has published articles in Ripperologist magazine and the journal of the Whitechapel society as well as appearing several times on Rippercast. Steve has presented a talk on the Seaside Home Witness at the 2021 Casebook online conference and on timings at the 2022 East End Conference.

        Amy H. Sturgis holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and focuses on intellectual history, speculative fiction, and the Gothic. Sturgis, who teaches at Lenoir-Rhyne University and Signum University, has authored four books, edited/co-edited ten others, and published more than sixty essays, many on topics related to the intersection of science fiction and history. She has been interviewed as a genre expert by LIFE Magazine, The Huffington Post, and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” among other media outlets. Sturgis also contributes the "Looking Back on Genre History" segment to the Hugo Award-winning podcast StarShipSofa. Her website is http://amyhsturgis.com.

        Dr Billy Rough is an Art Historian at the University of St Andrews where he co-ordinates the MA Combined Studies programme. His research focuses on the relationship between British art and the theatre in the long-nineteenth century, especially the work of Walter Sickert. He has published widely on his research including essays for Tate Britain's 'Walter Sickert' exhibition catalogue (2022), The British Art Journal, The Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History, Tate Britain’s Camden Town Group in Context Research Project, and the Tate: In Focus series.

        Jo Mungovin Ex Nursing Assistant, Ex Pharmacy Technician, ex Verger at Leicester Cathedral, who was the first person to wish Richard III a happy Christmas for the first time in over 500 years, is now the proud author of two published books - Jospeh in 2016 and Peppermint Billy in 2022. Jo is a guide and historian obsessed with the murky side of Leicester's Victorian history. She gives talks and tours on Leicester's gruesome past, and is currently working with The Guildhall Museum in Leicester, Leicester City Council and the Leicester Civic Society to produce heritage trails.

        Christopher Jones is a retired secondary school teacher, though he still works part-time as a mountain leader specialising in supporting DofE expeditions in the hills and mountains of North Wales. Christopher is a graduate in modern history and politics from Liverpool University. He later obtained the PGCE teaching qualification, a Masters in Education and the prestigious NPQH award. He taught in comprehensive schools in Bootle and Liverpool on Merseyside. He was for many years Head of History in a Bootle school before later becoming a Deputy Headteacher in one of Liverpool’s largest secondary schools.
        Christopher has had numerous articles published. He had two published in the History of Education Society Bulletin on the work of ‘Rosamond Davenport Hill at the London School Board’ (1994) and the ‘Hill Family and Hazelwood School in the early nineteenth century’ (1996). In 2007, he organised the Trial of James Maybrick at Liverpool Cricket and Sporting Club, an event that was part of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations. He went on to write the highly-praised book The Maybrick A to Z (2008), which he plans to update in the near future. He has contributed numerous articles on the Maybricks in various journals, including the excellent Whitechapel Society Journal. He has also contributed to two books produced by the Whitechapel Society. In the first, Jack the Ripper: The Suspects (2011), he wrote about the credentials of James Maybrick to be the Ripper. In the second, The Little Book of Jack the Ripper (2014), he wrote about the Ripper letters. As a person with a historical background, his core aim has always been to develop hypotheses based on the facts rather than to select the facts to support a preconceived theory.

        Dr. Daniel Dolgin is a licensed psychologist and author residing in the Pensacola, Florida area. He has a daughter, enjoys flying drones and all types of photography. He received his PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Subsequently he accepted a commission with the US Navy and completed a six-month Navy Flight Surgeon/ Aviation Psychologist training course that included military flight training, ground school, human factors, physiology, and safety. A focus of interest was pilot selection techniques, technology transfer and international collaboration. He was appointed US Navy medical and human factors representative to NATO. As a result, Dr. Dolgin facilitated the establishment of international defense exchange agreements with the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Israel.
        Commander (ret.) Dolgin is author or co-author of many published articles, textbook chapters and technical reports on personnel selection, pain management, historical non-fiction and cultural issues in psychology. His article ‘The Babe of Mobile’ appeared in Ripperologist magazine (2000). For several years Dr. Dolgin was a columnist, photographer and monthly contributor to Po10tial Magazine. A unique and educational coloring book, Color Me Healthy With Diet and Exercise, was published in April 2019.
        His close collaboration with author Christopher Jones began in 2008, resulting in the publication of an article in the Whitechapel Society Journal, ‘Florence and the Machine Inventor.’ They both share a passion for Florence Maybrick, the world she inhabited and the enduring mystery that surrounds her.

        ***Schedule Subject to Last Minute, Unforeseen Changes***

        ZOOM Link will be provided in the days immediately preceding the event.

        Live Facebook Stream will appear on the 'Casebook: Jack the Ripper Conference 2022' page.



        Hope to see you there!

        JM
        Last edited by jmenges; 09-17-2022, 07:48 PM.

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        • #5
          Plus I'll be giving an introduction-type talk first on Saturday.
          There might be a surprise involved.

          JM

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jmenges View Post
            Plus I'll be giving an introduction-type talk first on Saturday.
            There might be a surprise involved.

            JM
            Ooooh, intriguing!

            I've marked this up on my calendar, and am looking forward to this.

            Whereabouts is the Zoom link going to appear?

            (I don't do Facebook).

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            • #7
              We’ll post the Zoom link in this thread.

              JM

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jmenges View Post
                We’ll post the Zoom link in this thread.

                JM
                Great!

                Thanks, Jon!

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                • #9

                  Seeing Sickert's name was a bit of a surprise. The paragraph about Dr. Billy Rough says Tate Britain had a Walter Sickert exhibition this year. Checking further, the exhibition ended 18 September. Three days ago. Typical.
                  Every year or two I travel up from Devon to London to see my mother. This year it's planned for Xmas. If I'd known about the exhibition I would of travelled up for it.
                  I will check out Dr. Rough's talk as consolation.
                  These are not clues, Fred.
                  It is not yarn leading us to the dark heart of this place.
                  They are half-glimpsed imaginings, tangle of shadows.
                  And you and I floundering at them in the ever vainer hope that we might corral them into meaning when we will not.
                  We will not.

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                  • #10
                    In two weeks.

                    JM

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jmenges View Post
                      In two weeks.

                      JM
                      Thanks for the reminder.

                      It's in my diary!

                      I wanted to check out last years conference but something came up and I was gutted to miss it.

                      Am looking forward to it.

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                      • #12
                        ***Schedule Subject to Last Minute, Unforeseen Changes***

                        And here’s the first of hopefully very few:
                        The interview with Chris Jones and Dan Dolgin has been moved to close out the conference on Saturday the 8th.

                        The Torso Murders panel discussion has been scrapped to make way for the last conference talk of the day on Sunday:

                        Philipp Röttgers

                        “Jack, der Aufschlitzer” – A German perception of the Ripper murders from 1888 to today, or: Jack the Ripper, the traveller beyond time and place.

                        Philipp Röttgers is a German writer, historian, journalist and musician in constant search for London’s spirit. Philipp studied English literature and culture and is an expert in the capital’s (and Britain’s) literature and culture. Since he typed “Jack the Ripper” into Google when he was 16, he has been hooked and fascinated by the case. Becoming a Ripperologist was his entrance ticket into London history and psychogeography. Philipp feels deeply connected to
                        London and the power emanating from this place.

                        The search for London’s “spirit of place” has led him on a journey beyond time and place.

                        Along his way he has published the book “London and its genius loci”, several articles and essays, walked the city alone and as a tour guide, founded the company “London beyond time and place” and in his successful series of interviews he conversed with authors, musicians, tour guides, historians, curators, entertainers and time travellers who all feel a deep connection to the city and are inspired by it – some of his guests are quite familiar to the audience today. If
                        you cannot find him walking the streets or in a London pub, he is probably playing drums with his band PARIAHLORD, who have just released their first full length-album.

                        Philipp will talk about the perception of the Ripper murders in Germany, beginning with how German media dealt with the case in 1888 and what it is like today (spoiler alert: It includes a terrible German TV adaptation of the Ripper murders). He will also include how this perception shaped his point of view when he began researching and how the Ripper murders ultimately led him on his London-journey beyond time and place.


                        We thank Phillip for coming aboard for the conference!

                        JM



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                        • #13
                          I wonder what kind of time travellers he met?

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                          • #14
                            You’ll have to tune in to find out.



                            JM

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                              Just in case my post about the schedule change was confusing, Andrew Firth kindly provided us with an updated graphic.



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