William Finley

Title: Making an Impression: An Assessment of the Role of Print Surfaces within the Technological, Commercial, Intellectual and Cultural Trajectory of Book Illustration, c.1780-c.1860.
Period: 1500-1800
Funded by: British Library Studentship
Start year: 2014
Awarded: 2019

Primary: Dr Colin Reid | Secondary: Professor Karen Harvey and Dr James Baker


Academic background

  • M.A. British History, Newcastle University, 2014
  • B.A. (Hons.) History, Newcastle University, 2013

Research topic

Interested in the materiality of the printed image in relation to book illustration. I am looking at the development of printing technology and the impact that had on both the physiology of the book as well as the reader.