Scholarly Editing and Print Culture Research Group

Members of this group share interests in book history, print culture, bibliography and textual scholarship.

Members of the Scholarly Editing and Print Culture Research Group share interests in book history, print culture, bibliography and textual scholarship. They work on manuscripts and printed documents from the Elizabethan period to the twentieth century, using a combination of traditional and digital methodologies.

The group draws together expertise on visual culture; the book trade; aesthetics; literary form; typography; serialisation; periodical culture; and multimedia fiction. Its members have edited many works, especially letters, propaganda, drama and early novels. Some also have experience outside academia, acting as advisors on digitisation projects and working in libraries and museums, bringing together expertise in working with and digitising collections, cataloguing acquisitions, facilitating printing courses, and curating manuscripts and printed works for public audiences.

This group works across periods and disciplines among like-minded colleagues from across the university and further afield, offering training in specialist and pioneering methodologies and sharing expertise on working with archives and external partners and work closely with similar interest groups across the region and outside academia.

Please check back for further details of our events, including our launch event, a workshop on scholarly editing. 

The group is convened by Dr Ashleigh Blackwood.