Prize for Steam-Powered Knowledge!

I just discovered that I’m sharing this year’s Colby Prize, awarded by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, for my book Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860 (Chicago, 2012). The Colby Prize, established in 2006, is awarded to the book that most advances our understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper or […]

AHRC award for the history of the Philosophical Transactions (1665-2015)

Cross-Posted from the St Andrews School of History blog. Dr Aileen Fyfe has been awarded a £790,000 research grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council for a four-year project telling the story of the world’s oldest surviving scientific journal. The Philosophical Transactions has been published by the Royal Society in London since 1665, and […]