Centre for the Comparative History of Print

Centre for the comparative history of print

The Centre for the Comparative History of print brings together researchers concerned with the history and culture of print in all forms and across all time periods. We have 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.


Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, Future


Sadler Seminar Series 2015/16: Cultures of the Book


DrJames Mussell (Director) Dr Brett Greatley-Hirsch
Dr Jonathan Topham (Deputy Director) Dr Valerie Mainz
Dr Sara Barker (Deputy Director) Dr Richard Salmon
Dr Elizabetta Adami Dr Alison Searle
Dr Jacob Blakesley Dr Chris Taylor
Dr Rebecca Bowd Dr Paul Wilson



For further information about the Textual Histories Research Group, please email Dr James Mussell.