Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies (IES) and Digital Humanities Research Hub (DHRH)
January 2022 - December 2022
Michael studies the economics of the Anglophone book trade and the material cultures of literary texts. A PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia, they are writing a dissertation on fiction publishing during the British Romantic period. As a Postgraduate Fellow at the IES, they are working to restore Robin Alston’s born-digital Library History Database to public access, with the ultimate aim of using it to analyze the geographic spread of commercial and associational libraries in the British Isles through 1850.