The Women’s Print History Project gathers detailed bibliographical data about female involvement in British print culture during one of its most tumultuous periods, as print production exploded, print authorship expanded, and new forms of publication and new genres of writing emerged. Over the past five decades, feminist scholarship about the...

Our project has been deeply informed by the ideals of feminist scholarship. It focuses on women and their unique contributions to print culture. Its emphasis on bibliographical data presents a new phase in the recovery projects that have been ongoing for the past fifty years, embracing a wider field of...

The WPHP Monthly Mercury is the podcast of The Women’s Print History Project. Inspired by the titles of periodicals of the long eighteenth century, this podcast dives into the gritty and gorgeous details of investigating women’s work as authors and labourers in the book trades. Below you will find a...

This is a list of publications and conferences that have been written and presented by WPHP team members relating to or coming out of their work on the project. Publications 2021 Irwin, Reese. “Elizabeth Newbery, Publisher and Bookseller in Her Own Right: A Case Study from the Women’s Print History...

Spotlights are short essays written by the WPHP team that focus on person, firm or title record in our data. The aim of these spotlights, as the name suggests, is to focus on and tell stories about the persons, firms and titles in our records. We often use these spotlights...

You can listen to Episode 6 of The WPHP Monthly Mercury, "Mind the (Data) Gaps", on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other podcast apps, available via Buzzsprout. Have you ever wondered, “Where does all the WPHP data come from?” Well, look no further than this month’s episode of The...

Caelen Campbell is in the Master of Arts for Teachers of English (MATE) Program at Simon Fraser University in the 2020 - 2022 Cohort.

You can listen to Episode 5 of The WPHP Monthly Mercury, "Of Monks and Mountains!!!", on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other podcast apps, available via Buzzsprout. Halloween is nearly upon us, and the time has come to gather round the (socially distanced) fire and swap scary stories. In...

It’s the eeriest month of the year, which means we have the urge to sink our teeth into Gothic novels featuring spectres and castles and, of course, the classic giant helmet falling from the sky. Every Friday during October, the WPHP will post a Spooky Spotlight that highlights a Gothic...

 

 

 

 

Depending on where you are, back to school looks a little different this year—some of us are returning to classrooms with new restrictions, some of us are teaching from home, and some of us are educating our own children or supporting their education with whatever resources we can muster. It...

You can listen to Episode 3 of The WPHP Monthly Mercury, "Black Women and Female Abolitionists in Print", on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other podcast apps, available via Buzzsprout. 

Michelle Levy is a Professor of English at Simon Fraser University and the director of theWomen's Print History Project.

Kandice Sharren completed her PhD at Simon Fraser University. She is the lead editor and project manager of the WPHP. 

Hanieh Ghaderi is completing her second bachelor degree and is in her last year and final semester as a GSWS major. Her first degree was in Persian Language and Literature.

Victoria DeHart completed her BA at Simon Fraser University in the Spring of 2020, majoring in archaeology and minoring in history. She is heading to England this fall to begin an MA in Medieval Archaeology at the University of York.

An imprint naming Ann Rivington, from the title page of A Sermon Preached in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London (1796), an imprint naming Alice James, from the title page of Meditations and Contemplations (1758), and an imprint naming Martha Gurney, from the title page of An account of...