Women in Type : A social history of women’s work in type drawing offices (1910-1990)

Leverhulme-funded research project led at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication of the University of Reading.
PI Prof Fiona Ross


The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP)

A critical digital archive of early twentieth-century publishers’ papers and books, focused on the Hogarth Press.
UoR PI Dr Nicola Wilson


Picturing science for children

Marie Neurath’s isotype books for children, produced from the 1940s to the early 1970s, were innovative in their approach to the design of complex information.
PI Prof Sue Walker


Typo Arabic: Towards historically-informed practice
in contemporary Arabic typography

TypoArabic investigates exemplary historical models of Arabic typography to inform and advance contemporary practice.
PI Dr Titus Nemeth


The Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project

Personal and professional papers of the actor Edward Alleyn (1566-1626) and his father-in-law Philip Henslowe (d. 1616). Archive of material on the professional theatre in early modern England.
PI Prof Grace Loppolo


Diasporic Literary Archives

Questions of the location, ownership and interpretation of authors’ papers. Leverhulme-funded network.
UoR PIs David Sutton, Dr Daniela la Penna and Dr Sophie Heywood


Verse Miscellanies Online: Printed Poetry Collections of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

A searchable critical edition of seven printed verse miscellanies published in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
PI Prof Michelle O’Callaghan


The Children’s ‘68

International network on the impact of the ’68 years on cultures of childhood, working with scholars in countries including Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden.
PI Dr Sophie Heywood


Virginia Woolf and Italian Readers

A project investigating the Italian reception of Virginia Woolf. MCSA-funded.
PI Elisa Bolchi


Knowing the Nazis, Inside and Out

Anti-fascist publishing in Austria, Germany and Britain, 1927–40.
PI Dr Ellen Pilsworth




Samuel Beckett: Digital Manuscript Project

A long-running manuscripts project between University of Antwerp, the Beckett International Foundation (UoR) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
UoR PI Dr Mark Nixon


Merchants of Alphabets

British Academy funded project examining the impact of typographic design and technology on Indian language publishing pre-independence.
PI Dr Vaibhav Singh


Scholarly editing

Several CBCP colleagues are involved in scholarly editing projects with major presses, including Dr Paddy Bullard, Dr Rebecca Bullard, Dr Mary Morrissey, Dr Mark Nixon and Prof Peter Robinson.