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...