Dr. Greg T. Smith
Associate Professor
Department of History,
Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
411 Fletcher Argue Bldg.
Winnipeg, MB   R3T 5V5
(204) 474-7216
Email to:  gsmith (at) cc umanitoba ca

Law & Society Research Cluster

Writing Help 

Western Conference on British Studies

Digital Databases by Title

U of M Library: BISON




My main areas of research are in the social history of early modern England. I am especially interested in the social and cultural history of violence in London and the metropolis in the period 1750-1850. After my graduate work at the University of Toronto, I taught at the University of Guelph before coming to the University of Manitoba in 2000. I am originally from Vancouver and was an undergraduate at U.B.C. back when the Powder Blues band was playing gigs for world disarmament.


British History Sites

·        Bibliography of British & Irish History

·        British History Online (Digital Library)

·        London's Past Online: bibliography of London History

·        History Online (IHR)-Geographical Area-Britain & Ireland

·        Brit. Official Publications Collaborative Reader Info. Service

·        Early Modern England Source


·        English Heritage

·        Georgian Index

·        Institute of Historical Research

·        London & Middlesex Archaeological Society

·        Library Company of Philadelphia

·        Centre for Metropolitan History

·        Victoria County History

·        Victoria Research Web

Online Parliamentary Sources

·        Cobbett's Parliamentary History

·        Digitized Hansard (1803-2005)

·        Hansard (1998-present)

·        House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-2000

·        UK Legislation

Online Primary Sources for British History

·        Connected Histories

·        British & Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries

·        Clergy of the Church of England Database (CCEd)

·        Defining Gender

·        Early English Books Online (EEBO)

·        Eighteenth Century Online (ECCO)

·        Eighteenth Century Journals

·        Eighteenth Century Fiction

·        Empire Online

·        London Lives

·        Project Canterbury (Anglican History & DocumentsOnline)

·        The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985

Criminal Justice History Sites

·        Anglo-American Legal Tradition

·        British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867

·        London Lives

·        Proceedings of the Old Bailey

·        Medieval Crime Museum

·        Crime & 18thC Newspapers

Record Offices

·        Guildhall Library

·        London Metropolitan Archives

·        Guildhall Library & Art Gallery Collage

·        photoLondon  



·        A2A: Access to Archives

·        English County Record Offices

·        The National Archives (TNA)

·        Surrey History Centre

·        Cartoon Centre, Kent

·        Illingworth Cartoons NL Wales

·        Mass Observation Archive


·        National Library of Scotland


·        Irish History Online

·        National Archives of Ireland

·        National Library of Ireland

Other History Sites

·        History of Children and Youth Group (UBC)

uropean History Sites

·        EuroDocs: Online Sources for Europen History

·        ITER Bibliography of Renaissance Europe

·        ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies (Terms)

·        Centre international d’étude du XVIIIe siecle

·        Eighteenth-Century Resources

Brief CV
B.A.(Hons), University of British Columbia
M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Current Research Interests
Interpersonal violence in the eighteenth-century metropolis
Summary justice in eighteenth century London
Poverty, youth culture, philanthropy and the law

Some Publications

·  City Limits: Perspectives on the Historical European City eds. Glenn Clark, Judith Owens, and Greg T. Smith. McGill-Queens University Press, 2010.

·  "Violent Crime and the Public Weal in England, 1700-1900." In Crime, Law and Popular Culture in Europe 1500-1900 ed. R. McMahon. Willan Publishing, 2008.

·  "Expanding the Compass of Domestic Violence in the Hanoverian Metropolis." Journal of Social History 41:1 (Fall, 2007): 31-54.

·  "`I Could Hang Anything You can Bring Before Me': England's Willing Executioners in 1883." In Penal Practice and Culture, 1500-1900: Punishing the English ed. Simon Devereaux and Paul Griffiths, 285-308. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

·  Criminal Justice in the Old World and the New: Essays in Honour of J. M. Beattie (co-editor with Allyson N. May, and Simon Devereaux ) Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, 1998.

·  "Civilized People Don't Want to See That Kind of Thing: The Decline of Public Physical Punishment in London, 1760-1840." In Qualities of Mercy: Justice, Punishment, and Discretion ed. Carolyn Strange, 21-51. UBC Press, 1996.



Historical Associations

·  Canadian Historical Association

·  American Historical Association

·  NACBS: North American Conf. on British Studies

·  SSHA: Social Science History Association

·  CLSA: Canadian Law & Society Association

·  CSECS: Canadian Society for 18th Century Studies

·  ASLH: American Society for Legal History

·  H-Albion: H-Net List for British & Irish History

·  H-Law: H-Net List for Legal History

·  Center for History and New Media

·  Interactive Historical Maps On Line

Journals On Line

·  Heine Online: Law Journals, Eng Reports

·  History Cooperative Journals

·  JSTOR Scanned Articles On Line

·  Oxford Journals Search Page

·  Project Muse: Scolarly Journals On Line

·  ingenta: academic articles On Line

Libraries & Archives

·  WorldCat

·  British Library

·  BL Manuscripts Catalogue

·  British Museum Online Research

·  Centre for Research Libraries (CRL)

·  Hudson's Bay Company Archives

·  Huntington Library & Archives

·  Library and Archives Canada

·  University of Toronto UTCat

·  Wellcome Library -- History of Medicine

·  The Women's Library (Fawcett)

·  Bibliotheque National de France

Misc. Links

·  London Goodenough Association of Canada

·  The Guardian

·  London Review of Books

·  CBC

·  BBC

·  BBC Radio 4

·  Arsenal FC

·  Radiohead


©2012 Greg T. Smith

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