Richard Ward

Dr Richard Ward is a Lecturer in Digital History at the University of Exeter, with a research interest in the history of crime in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.

After completing his Ph.D. in History at the University of Sheffield, Richard worked as a postdoctoral research associate on projects funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, before joining the University of Exeter in 2017. Richard’s publications include Print Culture, Crime and Justice in Eighteenth-Century London (Bloomsbury, 2014) and A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Richard is particularly interested in how digital technologies can enhance public engagement with, and the impact of, crime history.