Centre for the Comparative History of Print

Centre for the Comparative History of Print

We bring together researchers concerned with the history and culture of print in all forms and across all time periods.

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Our research

The Centre for the Comparative History of Print has a particular interest in the ways in which print has brought about change in its different technological phases, global contexts, and relationships with other forms of media such as digital.

Our researchers have a wide range of interests that span literature, history, languages, cultural studies, visual arts, communication studies, computing, law, social science, and library studies. We also engage in practical research, workshops, and demonstrations in the School of English print room.

We welcome applications from prospective research students who are interested in print and print culture. To find out more, visit the staff profiles of our members and our postgraduate research pages.

Discover our subject specialists who lead our research - from postgraduate research students to internationally-renowned academic staff.

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Explore our research projects directory to discover past and present research activity.

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See a full list of our upcoming and past events.

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For further information about the Centre for the Comparative History of Print, please email Dr James Mussell.

Dr James Mussell (Director)  |  Dr Jonathan Topham (Deputy Director)   Dr Sara Barker (Deputy Director)