Guest post by Amelia Bonea
I would like to begin this post by thanking the team at the Book History and Print Culture Network for their enthusiasm and for the opportunity to bring to their readers’ attention a project which might interest scholars of the printed word and image. Initiated in 2012, Print and Media Cultures Dissertation Reviews is part of the Dissertation Reviews project established in 2010 by Tom Mullaney, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History at Stanford University. Like its parent project, Print and Media Cultures Dissertation Reviews aims to promote the work of early career researchers by bringing to the attention of the specialist and non-specialist public friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended and unpublished dissertations on the history, sociology and anthropology of print cultures and media technologies around the world.
Now in its second year, Print and Media Cultures Dissertation Reviews has so far featured reviews of dissertations on topics as diverse as the English clown in performance and print, illustrated gazetteers in early modern Japan, freaks in nineteenth-century British media and medicine, popular media in China, French revolutionary prints, periodicals in Portuguese India, and labour, technology and the body in Victorian culture, to name just a few. In addition to reviews of dissertations, the series also features reviews and guides for archives, libraries and collections as part of the “Fresh from the Archives” series, as well as a “Talking Shop” series, where young scholars share their research experiences.
We have been working with authors and reviewers from various academic backgrounds, many of whom are based in Canada, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition to our website, our reviews are also disseminated via Facebook and Twitter, and are reaching an increasing number of readers. We are always looking for new collaborators, so if you are interested in acting as a reviewer, having your dissertation reviewed, contributing a “Fresh from the Archives” or “Talking Shop” article, or helping out some other way, please contact us at amelia.bonea[at]dissertationreviews.org or editor[at]dissertationreviews.org.
Dr. Amelia Bonea
Field-Editor, Print and Media Cultures Dissertation Reviews