Mapping the Republic of Letters

The Interacting with Print Group and the AHCS speaker series present Professors Paula Findlen and Dan Edelstein.

Global Currents: Cultures of Literary Networks, 1050-1900

A new cross-cultural study of literary networks in a global context, ranging from post-classical Islamic philosophy to the European Enlightenment. 


September 8, 2014

We are happy to announce that the Interacting with Print Research Group has been re-funded to continue its activities through 2018. Congratulations to our new Principal Investigator, Jonathan Sachs, on his successful grant application! We’ll be going through a period of transition as operations...

April 1, 2014

Andrew Piper was among 50 researchers celebrated at the annual McGill University Bravo event on March 13, 2014.  Intended to recognize excellence in research and scholarship, the event highlights the achievements of University researchers who received prizes and awards during the previous year....

March 14, 2014

Interacting with Print member Marie-Claude Felton's new book, "Maîtres de leurs ouvrages: l’édition à compte d’auteur à Paris au XVIIIe siècle," is now available from Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment....

January 31, 2014

An international team of researchers led by IwP Principal Investigator Andrew Piper has been awarded a Digging into Data Grant for a project entitled, “Global Currents: Cultures of...

Laura Mandell: “After the Scholarly Monograph”


This paper discusses the effects of Digital Humanities as an emerging field on scholarly communication and publication practices, arguing that we currently have the opportunity to rejuvenate Humanities disciplines based upon the affordances of digital media. Creating electronic articles, books, and editions that constitute Virtual Research Environments offers us the opportunity to build multi-authored stores of positive knowledge, but this opportunity might be lost if not instaurated by critical analyses of disciplinary practices as codified by the print monograph.

"We have always been migrants: Print Culture and Responses to Migrancy and Settlement c. 1850"


A public lecture by Josephine McDonagh.

Josephine McDonagh is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at King's College London. She is the author of Child Murder and British Culture 1720-1900 (2003), George Eliot (1997) and De Quincey's Disciplines (1994), and the editor of numerous further volumes. Her recent publications include "Imagining Locality and Affliliation: George Eliot's Villages" (2013) and "Place, Region and Migration" (2011). 


Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere : Une table ronde avec l’auteure Ina Ferris


Instances de réception axées sur la culture matérielle du livre, les bibliophiles et leurs clubs ont également participé au champ de la production littéraire par l’édition, l’écriture et la circulation des livres au XIXe siècle. Ces acteurs marginaux ont ainsi investi ce champ de préoccupations et de pratiques divergentes des valeurs proprement littéraires, provoquant controverses et débats.

Mapping the Republic of Letters


Le groupe de recherche "Interacting with Print" et le programme de conférenciers invités de l’AHCS présentent les Professeurs Paula Findlen et Dan Edelstein:

Mapping the Republic of Letters

Mapping the Republic of Letters

The Interacting with Print Group and the AHCS speaker series present Professors Paula Findlen and Dan Edelstein:
Mapping the Republic of Letters

Le projet de numérisation des chapbooks


La projet de numérisation de la collection de livres de poche (chapbooks) de l'Université McGill a débuté en 2011. Jusqu'à présent, plus de 900 chapbooks britanniques et américains publiés entre 1780 et 1878, conservés aux livres rares et collections spéciales de la bibliothèque de McGill, ont été numérisés. Pour les fins de ce projet de numérisation, nous avons utilisé la définition du chapbook formulée par G.A Glaister :

The Chapbooks Digitization Project


The McGill Library’s Chapbook Collection digitization project began in 2011. Over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published between 1780 and 1878 from the Rare Books and Special Collections have been digitized. For the purpose of this digitization project, the following definition of a chapbook by G. A. Glaister has been used: