Dr Caroline Davis will be joining us from Oxford Brookes in September to take up the post of Associate Professor in Publishing. Caroline is a highly respected teacher and researcher in book history and publishing studies, her textbook Print Culture: a Reader in Theory and Practice is well known to students and she is author of African Literature and the CIA and Creating Postcolonial Literature. She is currently a British Academy fellow working on British Publishing in Africa 1900-1965.
Dr Simon Rowberry will be joining us from University of Stirling in August to take up the post of Lecturer in Publishing. Simon is a well-known academic in digital media and publishing who has been working on the history and future of eBooks and digital publishing. His first book, Four Shades of Gray: The Rise and Plateau of the Kindle will be published by MIT Press in Spring 2022 and he's currently working on a history of Project Gutenberg for Cambridge University Press' Elements in Publishing and Book Culture.