The book is an object, a form and a medium. Its history is the history of civilisation: gathered written records have been made for thousands of years in many shapes by many cultures. Books are essential to the knowledge practices of almost all disciplines and fields. As a subject for study and as a meeting point between disciplines, books are unparalleled. I have studied and published in the field of history of the book, and I have worked and trained in the publishing industry. Book arts and word and image studies in an expanded field have long been of interest to me: I have made artists’ books and exhibitions about the book and the letterform, and I have also taught book arts in several contexts.

Museum Godeffroy, Hamburg: The South Sea in the North Sea

For most of the academic year 2019-2020 I have been effecting research on the Museum Godeffroy as a Petra Kappert Visiting Research Fellow with the University of Hamburg’s Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures.

Collections-Based Research: University of Reading

Collections-Based Research Programme Director, University…

Allan Fleming Project

Allan Fleming Project: Publications, Research, Archive Management…

The Publishing Industry and The Book Trade

  From very early on I have been as interested in the…

Letters and Figures: the book object and the human body

Letters and Figures: relationships between the book object and…

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Visiting Lecturer, Visual Culture for BA Graphic Arts and…

Camberwell College of Art MA in Book Arts

Visiting Tutor, Camberwell College of Arts MA in Book Arts,…

Open Book

Open Book: Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Science Museum…

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford

Research Residency, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art…

The Spirit and The Letter and The Evil Eye

The Spirit and The Letter and The Evil Eye, Bath Festivals…

Introduction & Index

Introduction & Index, silkscreened translucent banners…