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Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture Welcomes New Experts!

Henceforth, the editing and scientific committees of the international journal Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture will include new vibrant members whose expertise spans a wide range of specializations in both history and geography.

The editorial committee will, from now on, be able to benefit from the participation of Sara Harvey, Assistant Professor in the French Department of the University of Victoria (Canada). A specialist in the history of the book in France during the early modern period as well as an expert in digital humanities, Harvey is in charge of several research projects at once relating to, for example, the literary press in France in the 17th and 18th centuries (through the lense of the periodical and theatrical press) or the history of political depictions of piracy from the 16th century to the present day. She is also the author of Entre littérature galante et objet précieux : étude et édition critique des Divers portraitsde Mademoiselle de Montpensier (1659), published by Hermann in 2013.

In addition, several other new members have joined the journal’s scientific committee:

A specialist in the history of the book in early modern France, Harvard University (United States) Professor Emeritus Robert Darnton is renowned for his works on 18th -century publishing and book commerce based on the archives of the Société typographique de Neuchâtel. 

Current president of SHARP and Professor of English Literature in the Department of English and Cultural Studies atBath University (England), Ian Gadd specializes in the history of the book in the 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries. He is especially interested in the economics of the early modern book trade in England.

Professor in the French Department of the University of Ottawa (Canada), and holder of the Research Chair in French culture and literature in Canada, Lucie Hotte is primarily interested in studying Franco-Canadian literatures through the lens of their networks and institutions, in particular literary publishing. 

Research Director of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS, France) and member of the  Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris laboratory (CRESPPA, UMR 7217 Paris 8 / Paris 10 / CNRS) Hervé Serryis a specialist in the sociology of publishing, the sociology of cultural and intellectual production and in the sociology of religions.

Claire Squires is a professor at the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling (Scotland). She specializes in the history of the book from the end of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century, primarily in Great Britain. She is particularly interested in the phenomena of literary prizes and festivals. 

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