Affiliate: Book History Research Network

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General Activity

The Book History Research Network, formerly the Book History Postgraduate Network, was established in 1998 by the former Book Trade History Group in co-operation with the Institute for English Studies at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. Its aims are:

  • To bring together current and former postgraduate students, teachers and independent researchers working in any area or period of 'the history of the book'.
  • To organize Study Days (usually two a year) in different areas, to discuss their work and share experiences, progress and problems.
  • To bring together through Study Days, conferences, and informal email contact, book history researchers who may be isolated.
  • To host a Register of Book History Researchers. The register aims to include current and recently completed research in all areas of book history.

The Network is currently co-ordinated by Dr Rebecca Emmett, Department of History, Queen Mary University of London



We communicate with members via an email every 6-8 weeks or so. If you would like to be added to this email list, please contact the convenor Dr Rebecca Emmett at


Rebecca Emmett

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