We are interested in readers and reading practices, in print and digital culture, in technology and remediation, in book design and the book arts, in issues of access and preservation, and in the broader intellectual, cultural, social, economic, legal, and political frameworks that shape the world of the book and book futures.
Bringing together a diversity of perspectives including book history and bibliography; typography, design and the book arts; theories of creative practice; the digital humanities; digital writing and new forms of literature and storytelling; and contemporary publishing practices, the centre explores the book’s past, present, and future.
Each research centre at Bath Spa University has a named Public Engagement (PE) Champion. Our co-director, Laura Little, has taken on this role for the Making Books research centre. PE will be a major factor as we move toward the next REF, recording and developing the types of public engagement we are undertaking.