The Carceral Archipelago project is funded by the European Research Council (2013-2018). It is based in the School of History at the University of Leicester, under the direction of Professor Clare Anderson. The aim of the project is to write the first global history of penal colonies. The project team is building on specific regional literatures, and working in archives all over the world,in order to piece together the scope and scale of convict transportation. The project starts with Portugal’s first use of convicts for colonisation purposes in North Africa in 1415, and ends with the dissolution of Stalin’s gulags in the 1960s. We have devised the branding, designed and developed the website, and also created a range of marketing materials for an international audience.