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About Us

Miscellany is a peer-run international group for postgraduates working in any area related to early modern book history to chat and support each other. It was founded in 2020 and is co-run by two UK PhD students, Sam Brown at University College London and Grace Murray at the University of York. We aim to connect PhD students and early career researchers (loosely defined as anyone within 5 years of finishing their PhD) across the world working on the material text in the early modern period in an informal and supportive environment. In the past we have run Zoom coffee chats during the academic year at various times to accommodate as many time zones as possible, and have throughout our history run activities including a peer-learning neo-Latin group, a monthly reading group, lightning talks, and socials. All of our activities take place over Zoom.

Please note that Miscellany has been on hiatus since 2023.

If you're a postgraduate researcher (PGR) or early-career researcher (ECR), click here to find out more about joining Miscellany.


The Miscellany website was previously supported by a SHARP Lightning Seed grant (2022).

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