- First Name
- Last Name
- Title or position
- Professor Emeritus of the History of the Book Institute of English Studies
- School of Advanced Study, University of London
- Simon Eliot is Professor Emeritus of the History of the Book at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He was involved in founding the Reading Experience Database (RED); the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP); and London Rare Books School (LRBS). He has published on quantitative book history, publishing history, history of lighting, library history, and the history of reading. He was General Editor of the new four-volume History of Oxford University Press (2013-17); and recently directed a large-scale AHRC-funded project on the communication history of the Ministry of Information 1939-46. Areas of particular interest: Book distribution and selling, and selling secondhand books 1770-1914; bookselling 1939-45.
- City or Town
- simon.eliot AT sas.ac.uk
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