JACK THE RIPPER CONFERENCE 2011
DREXEL UNIVERSITY JACK THE RIPPER CONFERENCE
JACK THE RIPPER THROUGH A WIDER LENS
WHEN:- Friday October 28th and Saturday October 29th 2011
WHERE:- Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Countless books, articles and films cover the infamous Whitechapel murders in the East End of London in 1888.
The bulk of the work, however, has centered on the identity (or identities) of Jack the Ripper, arguing for particular candidates as the most plausible killers and often seeking to discredit the contenders espoused by others.
This conference will instead explore the social, economic, psychological and philosophical aspects of the famous Ripper murders.
SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE
Drew D. Gray,
Senior Lecturer in the History of Crime at the University of Northampton in the UK. Among other writings, he is the author of London's Shadows: The Dark Side of the Victorian City, which uses the Jack the Ripper murders as a focal point for the history of London's East End.
now Senior Lecturer at Boston University and formerly Research Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He has written The Crimes, Detection and Death of Jack the Ripper and co-authored The Complete Jack the Ripper A to Z and The Official History of Scotland Yard.
internationally known criminal profiler and one of the founders of The Vidoq Society, the criminal detection experts who specialize in solving cold cases. The work of the Society and Mr. Walter's expertise are profiled in The Murder Room, the recent study by Michael Cappuzzo.
This conference is a must for all those interested in both the Jack the Ripper case and the wider aspects of the case.
THE WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY CONFERENCE
A WEEKEND OF TALKS AND EVENTS CONNECTED WITH JACK THE RIPPER
WHEN:- SATURDAY 1ST AND SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2011
WHERE:- THE CITY HOTEL, OSBORN STREET, LONDON E1
The Whitechapel Society, in conjunction with the History Press, will be presenting the 2011 Jack the Ripper Conference over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October 2011.
The MC for this great event will be Philip Hutchinson and the Jack the Ripper conference 2011 promises a varied and eventful programme for attendees.
Taking as its main theme the film and literary aspects of the Jack the Ripper Murders, the conference will provide a varied insight into the various interpretations and depictions of the Ripper crimes in these two mediums.
JACK THE RIPPER SUSPECTS
The 2011 Jack the Ripper Conference will also feature lectures on notable Jack the Ripper suspects, such as Montagu John Druitt. Indeed, one of the highlights will be the launch of the Whitechapel Society's new publication Jack the Ripper - The Suspects, which promises to be an unmissable event.
HOW TO BOOK
Booking Couldn't be simpler. Just pop along to the Whitechapel Society's Website and you can read all about the 2011 Jack the Ripper Conference as well as reserve your places.
So if you want to explore the world's greatest murder mystery further, if you want to listen to the experts present the facts on the case. If you want to mingle with a group of friendly and welcoming people who share your fascination for the Whitechapel Murders and East End history as a whole, then reserve your places on what promises to be a truly fascinating event - the Jack the Ripper Conference 2011.