Event Date/Time: Oct 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 08, 2008
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The fifth biennial Conference on Jack the Ripper features lectures by eminent authors and researchers in the field of Ripperology, as well as opportunities to socialize for people interested in discussing their ideas and theories. Three days of lectures feature the most current information and research available in Ripperology.

This year's speakers include:

* Martin Fido - Noted author of The Crimes, Detection and Death of Jack the Ripper and co-author of the classic Jack the Ripper A-Z, Martin Fido is recognized as one of the leading authorities on Jack the Ripper. Martin will be speaking on his experiences in the field of Ripperology, to which his contribution can not be overestimated.

* Philip Hutchinson - Philip Hutchinson is one of the better-known Ripper tour guides in London and the co-author of The London of Jack the Ripper: Then and Now. His talk, "The Whitby Collection and Beyond," will focus on the collection of recently discovered photographs of the Ripper murder scenes taken by John Gordon Whitby.

* Robert J. McLaughlin - Robert J. McLaughlin, author of The First Jack the Ripper Victim Photographs, will be talking about the man responsible for taking most of the mortuary photographs of the Whitechapel victims and the history of their publication, from their beginnings in France to their rediscovery in the 1960s.

* Eugenia Parry - A writer and adjunct professor in the Dept. of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Eugenia Parry also taught the histories of art and photography at Wellesley College and the University of New Mexico for twenty-five years. Her talk, "What to Do With a French Crime Album? A Writer's Response," will focus on her discovery of an album of 19th century French murder scene photographs and the resulting book, Crime Album Stories.

* Alan Sharp - Writer and researcher Alan Sharp is the author of London Correspondence: Jack the Ripper and the Irish Press and an editor of Ripper Notes magazine. He will be speaking about his current research on the Special Branch and the Whitechapel murders.

>p>Other events include a raffle of Jack the Ripper-related items, an auction of rare and hard-to-find books and ephemera, the premiere of a new documentary, and a live podcast.


Additional Information

Advance registration for the event is required, and a $100 deposit secures a space in the event, which is limited. Contact the organizers at ripperconference@gmail.com for pricing and availability of tables in the book room or advertising.