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Professor James Raven

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Department of History
Professor James Raven
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Biography

James Raven is Professor of Modern History, a member of the Centre for Human Rights and Director of the Centre for Bibliographical History. He is also a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and was formerly Reader in Social and Cultural History at the University of Oxford, and Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford; Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and Munby Fellow and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Fellow of the Linnean Society, and a member of the American Antiquarian Society, he has also held various visiting appointments in the United States, France, Italy and Britain. His publications in social and cultural history and cultural studies were recognized with the award of LittD from the University of Cambridge in 2012. For many years James Raven worked at senior level for several international and national educational charities, with particular interest in educational access and widening participation, including the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth of whichhe is Deputy Chairman (and Governor 2000-6 and 2011-). He serves as Chair of the Lindemann Trust for UK postdoctoral awards for scientific study in the US; and President of the Colchester and North-East Essex ESU branch since 1990).He is a Trustee of the Marks Hall Estate, Essex, Director of the Marks Hall Interpretation Centre and Museum, Director of the Cambridge Project for the Book Trust (research and publications on www.cpbooktrust.org) and Director of the Mapping the Print Culture of Eighteenth-Century London project. He is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement, and an occasional contributor to radio and television programmes. James Raven gave the 2008 Karmiole Lecture in Los Angeles and in 2010gave the 25th annual Panizzi lectures at the British Library, London, (named in honour of the great nineteenth-century architect of the British Museum) on London Booksites: Places of Printing and Publication before 1800 with lectures on Antient Shops and Conversible Men, Versatility and the Gloomy Stores of Literature, and Industry, Fashion, and Pettifogging Drivellers. View the slides and listen to the podcasts on the British Library website. His address to launch the 'Electronic Enlightenment Project' at Oxford is available online. In September 2016 he gave the J. R. de R. Jackson Lecture, University of Toronto. The author of numerous books and articles his most recent books are Bookscape: Geographies of Printing and Publishing in London before 1800 [the Panizzi Lectures 2010] (Chicago and London, 2014); Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England (Boydell, 2014); and Lost Mansions: Essays on the Destruction of the Country House (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). A recent review of these 2014 books is to be found in the TLS 5 Dec. 2014. Earlier publications examine social, economic and communications history, historical mapping, approaches to media and literary history, the spatial organisation of knowledge, historical bibliography, and colonial cultural history. He has also published on specific aspects of urban, business and popular and intellectual history. As part of a major long-term project re-examining the spatial history of Enlightenment global networks, he is completing a book on reading and commercialisation, is currently completing research for an OUP history of chancing, gambling and state lotteries; and is launching a major European network project on the historical geographies of communications and social media (building on an earlier European Science Foundation workshop, 'Knowing About Mediation', involving participants from 14 EU countries).

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Historical, Communications and Cultural Studies after 1500

he is particularly interested in supervising those interested in the history of representations, emotion, humour and cross-cultural relations

hospitality and immigrant and foreign language communities

translation and language learning

the cultural history of loss and the relationship between any of the following material culture, spatial aspects of memory, communications networks, the past in relation to social media and the language of space

Conferences and presentations

Rare Books School, Otago University, Dunedin NZ (5 lectures, Jan.-Feb. 3013),

3013

Lecture, Beyond the Metropolis: Printing in the Country Ball State University, Muncie Indiana March 2013,

2013

Texas A&M University, College Station Texas, Initiative for the Digital Humanities, April 2013, lecture and advisory test-drive of digital applications

2013

Lecture, Jobbing Printing and Europe University of Florence, Feb. 2012

2012

Lecture on Actor-Network Theory, University of California at Santa Barbara, Mar. 2012

2012

Lecture, The Origin of the Novel and Portuguese Translation, University of São Paulo, Aug. 2012

2012

De Vries Lecture Antwerp May 2012; Book sites of London

2012

Paper on financing and the printing house, Stationers Hall, London, Nov, 2012,

2012

Paper, Dissenting Academy Libraries Workshop. Harris Manchester College, Oxford, March 2011.

2011

Annual Lecture (Why so Many Scots? An Invasion of the London Book Trade in the Eighteenth Century), Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, March 2011

2011

Three invited lectures (Sites of the Book Trade in Eighteenth-Century London, Intellectual History and the History of the Book and Puffers, Debauchers and Trade), University of Poznan, Poland, May 2011

2011

Lecture for 90th Birthday Celebrations for Asa Briggs, Institute of Historical Research/Senate House, University of London, May 2011

2011

Keynote Address (Country Houses and the Beginnings of Bibliomania), The Intellectual Culture of the British Country House conference, University of Sussex / Petworth House, July 2011

2011

Two pre-circulated papers and discussant, The Re-Enlightenment Exchange, British Museum July 2011

2011

Lecture (The Harsnett Legacy), Victoria County History, 60th Anniversary, Chelmsford, Nov. 2011

2011

Dudley White Lecture (The Marks Hall Estate, History, Reconstruction and the Lost Mansions of Essex) Nov. 2011

2011

the Panizzi Lectures, British Library, 2010;

2010

Mellon lectures, Yale University, Spring 2010 (and E-SU fund-raising lecture, Boston)

2010

Renaissance Society of America, Venice, April 2010

2010

Lecture to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Lambeth Palace Library, July 2010

2010

Presentation, International Committee of the Historical Sciences, Amsterdam, Aug. 2010

2010

Lecture, opening conference for the new humanities hub at Trinity College, Dublin, Aug. 2010

2010

Panizzi Lectures, British Library, London, Nov. 2010 (available on BL podcast)

2010

Keynote address, launch of the Electronic Enlightenment project, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, Nov. 2010

2010

Karmiole Lecture, Los Angeles 2008;

2008

Toronto (Mapping Culture/Mapping the World speaker series) 2005;

2005

Brussels (HPB database) 2004;

2004

Edmonton (Orlando Womens Project), 1998;

1998

Saintsbury Colloquium, University of Edinburgh, 1998;

1998

Vienna (Mozart bicentennial, 1992);

1992

Alexandria (opening of UNESCO library);

Anglo-Japanese Conference of Historians (IHR) individual series, Tokyo, and additional lectures at Nagoya

Lecture in tribute to the late Morris Cohen, (Booksellers in Court: Approaches to the Legal History of Copyright in England before 1842), American Society for Legal History, Atlanta, Nov. 2011

1842

Teaching and supervision

  • Research Project (HR831)

  • Approaches to Cultural and Social History (HR924)

Publications

Journal articles (70)

Raven, J., (2017). The Reader in the Book: A Study of Spaces and Traces, by Stephen Orgel. The English Historical Review. 132 (557), 979-980

Raven, JR., (2017). Invisible Hands: Self-Organization and the Eighteenth Century, by Jonathan Sheehan and Dror Wahrman. The English Historical Review. 132 (557), 992-994

Raven, J., (2016). THE EDWARDSES OF HALIFAX The Making and Selling of Beautiful Books in London and Halifax, 1748-1826. BOOK COLLECTOR. 65 (4), 714-716

Raven, J., (2015). THE INVENTION OF NEWS. BOOK COLLECTOR. 64 (1), 161-163

James Raven, (2015). Why Ephemera Were Not Ephemeral: The Effectiveness of Innovative Print in the Eighteenth Century. The Yearbook of English Studies. 45, 56-56

Raven, J., (2014). FROM LITTLE LONDON TO LITTLE BENGAL Religion, print and modernity in early British India, 1793-1835. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5808), 28-28

Raven, J., (2014). Choses banales, imprimés ordinaires, “travaux de ville”: l’economie et le monde de l’imprimerie que nous avons perdus. Histoire et civilisation du livre - Revue internationale, 243-258

Raven, J., (2013). Debating Bibliomania and the Collection of Books in the Eighteenth Century. Library & Information History. 29 (3), 196-209

Raven, J., (2013). A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS OF AMERICAN VERSE PRINTED FROM 1610 THROUGH 1820. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5755), 28-28

Raven, J., (2013). KNOWING BOOKS. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5727), 24-24

Raven, J., (2013). THE EDINBURGH HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN SCOTLAND Volume Two: Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5743), 24-24

Raven, J., (2012). THE BOOKRUNNER A history of inter-American relations - print, politics and commerce in the United States and Mexico, 1800-1830. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5685), 24-24

Raven, J., (2012). READING AND DISORDER IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5685), 24-24

Raven, J., (2012). Booksellers in Court: Approaches to the Legal History of Copyright in England Before 1842. LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL. 104 (1), 115-134

Raven, J., (2011). When London Was Capital of America. Journal of American History. 98 (2), 505-506

Raven, J., (2011). Runge, Laura L., and Pat Rogers, eds. Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650–1800. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2009. 298 pp. Illus. Cloth, $65.00 (isbn 978-0-87413-069-0).. The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 105 (1), 112-114

Raven, J., (2010). A Nation of Readers: The Lending Library in Georgian England. The English Historical Review. CXXV (512), 189-191

Elderfield, H., Riebesell, U., Raven, J., Gattuso, J-P. and Lipps, J., (2010). Closure threat to key museum research facility. Nature. 465 (7301), 1005-1005

Raven, J., (2009). A NATION OF READERS: The Lending Library in Georgian England. BOOK COLLECTOR. 58 (4), 599-602

Raven, J., (2008). Edmund Curll, Bookseller. The English Historical Review. CXXIII (502), 750-751

Spevack, M., Parkin, S. and Raven, J., (2007). The disraeli library at hughenden manor - Owners and bookplates. Book Collector. 56 (4), 501-514

Raven, J., (2007). The material contours of the English novel 1750-1830. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century. 2007 (10)

RAVEN, J., (2007). THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY: DICTIONARY OR ENCYCLOPAEDIA?. The Historical Journal. 50 (04), 991-1006

Raven, J., (2007). The enlightenment and the book. Scottish authors and their publishers in eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland and America. BOOK COLLECTOR. 56 (4), 599-601

Spevack, M., (2007). The Disraeli library at Hughenden Manor - Owners and bookplates (Benjamin Disraeli). BOOK COLLECTOR. 56 (4), 501-514

Raven, J., (2006). Divers hands. TLS - The Times Literary Supplement (5403), 28-

Raven, J., (2006). Set apart. TLS - The Times Literary Supplement (5394-5395), 6-7

Raven, J., (2006). The life of Daniel Defoe. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5394), 6-7

Raven, J., (2006). A political biography of Daniel Defoe. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5394), 6-7

Raven, J., (2006). 'Tis Treason, my good man!. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5374), 29-29

Raven, J., (2004). The pleasures of bibliophily. Fifty years of The-Book-Collector, an anthology. BOOK COLLECTOR. 53 (2), 309-310

Raven, J., (2003). Foreign-language printing in London, 1500-1900. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5221), 31-31

Raven, J., (2002). An Antidote to the French?: English Novels in German Translation and German Novels in English Translation 1770-99. Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 14 (3-4), 715-734

Raven, J., (2002). The manufacturers of literature - Writing and the literary marketplace in eighteenth-century England. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5190), 30-30

Raven, J., (2001). Where credit is due (Author's expression of thanks to Antonia Forster and others who worked on the first volume of the bibliography, The 'English Novel 1770-1829', favorably reviewed by John Sutherland). TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5125), 17-17

Raven, J., (1999). The first John Murray and the late eighteenth-century London book trade. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (5018), 26-26

Raven, J., (1998). New reading histories, print culture and the identification of change: The case of eighteenth‐century England 1. Social History. 23 (3), 268-287

Raven, J., (1998). Living and learning. Essays in honour of J. F. C. Harrison. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW. 113 (451), 500-501

Raven, J., (1997). The export of books to Colonial North America. PUBLISHING HISTORY. 42, 21-49

Raven, J., (1997). Benjamin Collins and the provincial newspaper trade in the the eighteenth-century. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4941), 32-32

Raven, J., (1997). The rise of Robert Dodsley - Creating the new age of print - Solomon,HM. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4898), 33-33

Raven, J., (1996). The Representation of Philanthropy and Reading in the Eighteenth-Century Library. Libraries & Culture: A Journal of Library History. 31 (2), 492-510

RAVEN, J., (1996). PUBLISHING AND ECONOMICAL TRANSACTIONS - REPRESENTATION AND INTERACTION IN ENGLAND IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES. REVUE D HISTOIRE MODERNE ET CONTEMPORAINE. 43 (2), 234-365

RAVEN, J., (1996). AUTHORS AND OWNERS - THE INVENTION OF COPYRIGHT - ROSE,M. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW. 111 (443), 991-993

RAVEN, J., (1996). THE CONSUMPTION OF CULTURE, 1600-1800 - IMAGE, OBJECT, TEXT - BERMINGHAM,A, EDITOR, BREWER,J, EDITOR. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4866), 30-30

RAVEN, J., (1995). THE BOOK ENCOMPASSED - STUDIES IN 20TH-CENTURY BIBLIOGRAPHY - DAVISON,P. REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES. 46 (182), 240-240

RAVEN, JR., (1994). CALENDAR OF BRADFORD-ON-AVON SETTLEMENT EXAMINATIONS AND REMOVAL ORDERS, 1725-98 - HEMBRY,P. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW. 109 (434), 1286-1287

RAVEN, J., (1993). POPE AND THE EARLY 18TH-CENTURY BOOK-TRADE - THE LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1975-1976 - FOXON,D. REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES. 44 (173), 112-113

RAVEN, J., (1993). WALKING, LITERATURE AND ENGLISH CULTURE - THE ORIGINS AND USES OF PERIPATETIC IN THE 19TH-CENTURY - WALLACE,AD. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4729), 20-20

Raven, J., (1993). Cheap Bibles. Nineteenth-century publishing and the British and Foreign Bible Society. By Leslie Howsam. (Cambridge Studies in Publishing and Printing History.) Pp. xviii + 245 + 18 ills and 11 tables. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. £35. 0 521 39339 6. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History. 44 (04), 759-759

RAVEN, J., (1993). SELLING BOOKS ACROSS EUROPE, C 1450-1800 - AN OVERVIEW. PUBLISHING HISTORY. 34, 5-19

RAVEN, J., (1992). 18TH-CENTURY SHORT TITLE CATALOG ON CD-ROM. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4680), 12-13

Raven, J., (1991). The Abolition of the English State Lotteries. The Historical Journal. 34 (02), 371-371

RAVEN, J., (1991). THE TREASURES OF SCHLOSS-CORVEY. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4615), 14-14

RAVEN, JAMES., (1990). The Noble Brothers and Popular Publishing, 1737–89. The Library. s6-12 (4), 293-345

RAVEN, J., (1990). THE NOBLE-BROTHERS AND POPULAR PUBLISHING, 1737-89. LIBRARY. 12 (4), 293-345

RAVEN, J., (1990). DUBLIN TRADE IN BOOKS, 1550-1800 - LYELL LECTURES, 1986-1987 - POLLARD,M. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4549), 618-618

RAVEN, J., (1990). 'MEMOIRS OF THE EXTRA-ORDINARY LIFE, WORKS, AND DISCOVERIES OF MARTINUS SCRIBLERUS' WRITTEN IN COLLABORATION BY MEMBERS OF THE SCRIBLERUS-CLUB, ARBUTHNOT,JOHN, POPE,ALEXANDER, SWIFT,JONATHAN, GAY,JOHN, PARNELL,THOMAS AND HARLEY,ROBERT - KERBYMILLER,C, EDITOR. NOTES AND QUERIES. 37 (1), 98-98

Epstein, J., (1989). UNDERSTANDING THE CAP OF LIBERTY: SYMBOLIC PRACTICE AND SOCIAL CONFLICT IN EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND. Past and Present. 122 (1), 75-118

Raven, J., (1989). VIEWPOINT BRITISH HISTORY AND THE ENTERPRISE CULTURE. Past and Present. 123 (1), 178-204

RAVEN, J., (1989). THE MAKING OF ENGLISH READING AUDIENCES, 1790-1832 - KLANCHER,JP. REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES. 40 (157), 125-126

RAVEN, J., (1988). THE PUBLICATION OF FICTION IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND, 1750-70. PUBLISHING HISTORY. 24, 31-47

RAVEN, J., (1988). THE BOOK CULTURE OF A COLONIAL AMERICAN-CITY - PHILADELPHIA BOOKS, BOOKMEN, AND BOOKSELLERS - WOLF,E. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4446), 686-686

RAVEN, J., (1987). IRISH BOOKSELLERS AND ENGLISH WRITERS 1740-1800 - COLE,RC. TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (4370), 22-22

Raven, JR., (1986). Marts and Early Newspapers in Britain and America. Journal of Newspaper and Periodical History. 2 (2), 2-8

Raven, JR., (1985). Viscount Townshend and the Cambridge Prize for Trade Theory, 1754–1756*. The Historical Journal. 28 (03), 535-535

RAY, MARTIN., (1985). JOSEPH CONRAD'S THE NIGGER OF THE ‘NARCISSUS’: A NOTE ON ITS CRITICAL RECEPTION. The Review of English Studies. XXXVI (143), 385-387

Raven, J., (1980). Language, Its Social Context, and the Impact of Educational Home Visitors. LeLangage et l'Homme: Recherches Pluridisciplinaires sur le Langage. 43, 12-42

Raven, J., (1972). Population Movements and Song.. English Dance and Song. 34, 23-24

Raven, J., (1904). The Source of J. E. Schlegel's Comedy Die Stumme Schönheit. Modern Language Notes. 19 (6), 165-166

Books (13)

Raven, J., (2018). What is the History of the Book?. John Wiley & Sons. 1509523219. 9781509523214

Raven, J., (2015). Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 9781349506583

(2015). Lost Mansions. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 9781349506583

Raven, J., (2014). Bookscape: Geographies of Printing and Publishing in London before 1800. University of Chicago Press/The British Library. 9780712357333

Raven, J., (2014). Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England. Boydell Press. 9781843839101

(2013). Introduction

Howsam, L. and Raven, J., (2011). Books between Europe and the Americas Connections and Communities, 1620-1860. Palgrave Macmillan. 0230285678. 9780230285675

Raven, J., (2007). The business of books: Booksellers and the English book trade 1450-1850. Yale UP. 9780300122619

Raven, J., (2004). Lost libraries: The destruction of great book collections since antiquity. 9780230524255

Raven, J., (2002). London Booksellers and American Customers: Transatlantic Literary Community and the Charleston Library Society, 1748-1811. U of South Carolina P. 9781570034060

Raven, J., (1987). British Fiction 1750-1770: A Chronological Check-List of Prose Fiction Printed in Britain and Ireland. U of Delaware P

Raven, J., (1978). Victoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufactories, Canals and Railways. Broadside

Raven, J., (1978). The Folklore of Staffordshire. Batsford

Book chapters (32)

Raven, J. and O’Brien, K., (2018). Production. In: The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820. Oxford University Press. 3- 28. 9780199574803

Raven, J., (2016). Non-metropolitan printing and business in Britain and Ireland between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. In: Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis. U of Toronto P. 29- 53. 9781442624221

Raven, J., (2016). Debating the Lottery in Britain c. 1750-1830. In: Random Riches: Gambling Past and Present. Editors: Zollinger, M., . Routledge. 87- 104. 9781472470041

Raven, J., (2015). The demolished mansions of essex and the marks hall estate: Reconstruction and the heritage of loss. In: Lost Mansions: Essays on the Destruction of the Country House. 107- 124. 9781137520777

Raven, J., (2015). Introduction. In: Lost Mansions. Palgrave Macmillan. 1- 22. 9781137520777

Raven, J., (2015). Distribution: The transmission of books in Europe and its colonies: Contours, cautions, and global comparisons. In: The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons. Hong Kong UP. 147- 180. 9789888313617

Raven, J., (2015). Country houses and the beginnings of bibliomania. In: The intellectual culture of the English country house, 1500?1700. Editors: Dimmock, M., Hadfield, A. and Healey, M., . Manchester University Press. 0-7190-9020-2. 978-0-7190-9020-2

Raven, J., (2015). Printing and Printedness. In: The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750: Volume I: Peoples and Place. Editors: Scott, H., . Oxford University Press

Raven, J., (2014). The industrial revolution of the book. In: The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge University Press. 143- 161. 9781139152242

Raven, J., (2014). 'Print Culture' and the Perils of Practice. In: The Perils of Print Culture: Book, Print and Publishing History in Theory and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan. 218- 237. 9781137415318

Raven, JR., (2014). From Worcester to Longmans: Devising the History of the Book. In: The Age of Asa Lord Briggs, Public Life and History in Britain since 1945. Editors: Taylor, M., . Palgrave Macmillan. 1137392576. 9781137392572

Raven, J., (2011). Classical Transports: Latin and Greek Texts in North and Central America before 1800. In: Books between Europe and the Americas Connections and Communities, 1620-1860. Editors: Raven, J. and Howsam, L., . Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230285675

Raven, JR. and Howsam, L., (2011). Introduction. In: Books between Europe and the Americas Connections and Communities, 1620-1860. Editors: Raven, J. and Howsam, L., . Palgrave Macmillan. 1- 22. 978-1-349-33074-4

Raven, J., (2010). Investing in Books: The Supremacy of the Booksellers. In: The History of the Book in the West, Volume III: 1700-1800. Ashgate. 253- 292. 9780754627685

Raven, J., (2009). The book as a commodity. In: The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain. Cambridge University Press. 83- 117. 9781139056069

Raven, J., (2009). London and the central sites of the English book trade. In: The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain. Cambridge University Press. 291- 308. 9781139056069

Hall, DD., Bidwell, J. and Raven, J., (2009). The atlantic world. In: A History of the Book in America. 152- 198. 9781469605463

Raven, J., (2007). Social Libraries and Library Societies in Eighteenth-Century North America. In: Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States. U of Massachusetts P. 24- 52. 9781558495913

Raven, J., (2006). Libraries for sociability: the advance of the subscription library. In: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland. Cambridge University Press. 239- 263. 9781139055314

Raven, J., (2006). Britain, 1750-1830. In: The Novel: Volume 1: History, Geography, and Culture. Princeton UP. 429- 454. 9780691049472

Raven, J., (2006). La Circulation du livre et les classiques: L'Antiquité et les bibliothèques américaines avant 1820. In: D'une Antiquité l'autre: La Littérature antique classique dans les bibliothèques du XVe au XIXe siècle. ENS. 199- 215. 9782847880922

Raven, J., (2005). The Promotion and Constraints of Knowledge: The Changing Structure of Publishing in Victorian Britain. In: The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain. British Academy. 9780197263266

Raven, J., (2005). Publishing and bookselling 1660–1780. In: The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660–1780. Cambridge University Press. 11- 36. 9781139053877

Raven, J., (2005). Book Production. In: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen: Jane Austen in Context. Cambridge UP. 194- 203. 9780521826440

Raven, J., (2005). Publishing and Bookselling, 1660-1780. In: The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780. Cambridge UP. 13- 36. 9780521781442

Raven, J., (2003). Location, Size, and Succession: The Bookshops of Paternoster Row before 1800. In: The London Book Trade: Topographies of Print in the Metropolis from the Sixteenth Century. Oak Knoll--British Library. 89- 126. 9781584561323

Raven, J., (2003). The Anonymous Novel in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1830. In: The Faces of Anonymity: Anonymous and Pseudonymous Publications from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Palgrave Macmillan. 141- 166. 9780312295301

Raven, J., (2001). The Book Trades. In: Books and Their Readers in Eighteenth-Century England: New Essays. Continuum. 1- 34. 9780826467171

Raven, J., (2000). The Atlantic World: Part Three, The Importation of Books in the Eighteenth Century. In: A History of the Book in America, Volume 1: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World. Cambridge UP--American Antiquarian Society. 183- 198. 9780521482561

Raven, J., (1996). From Promotion to Proscription: Arrangements for Reading and Eighteenth-Century Libraries. In: The Practice and Representation of Reading in England. Cambridge UP. 175- 201

Raven, J., (1994). Modes of Reading and Writing in the Eighteenth-Century Private Library. In: Lesen und Schreiben im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Narr. 49- 60. 9783823345558

Raven, J., (1982). Language in Its Social Context and the Role of Educational Home Visitors. In: Language and Learning in Home and School. Heinemann Educational. 78- 130

Conferences (1)

(2004). Lost Libraries

Other (2)

Raven, J., In progress In progress  (ed.) The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book (Oxford University Press, under contract for 2018/19); image proofs awaited I have written the introduction and two chapters  Lottery Lives: Gambling and the British State from Elizabeth to Victoria (Oxford University Press, under contract)  I am editing with Mark Towsey a new series for Boydell, Knowledge and Communication in the Enlightenment World, with our own opening edited volume Exchanging Knowledge Globally: Ideas and Materialities  Making the Novel A history of the printing and reception of English novels from the mid eighteenth to mid nineteenth centuries is under contract with CUP, revising and extending my introduction to the OUP novel bibliography and my work on translation (in articles below) and with eight chapters complete, but am currently reshaping the discussion of consumption and its representation  I am editing the Memoirs of John Trusler, writer and publisher (transcription from MS and introduction complete) Projected:  In discussion with Polity Press with a synopsis for a further short volume What is Bibliography? but am tempted by a more ambitious (and timely) re-assessment  Eventual completion of Giles Barber’s book on John Nourse, London bookseller and his intellectual circle (papers given as above and one article to be published, as below, but the book is long-term)  Jests and Laughter in Britain and France c. 1720-1830, working title only, a return to my comparative work on jest books and miscellanies, combining bibliographical research with study of emotions and representations (in very early stages but with papers given as listed above)

(1996).The Practice and Representation of Reading in England,Cambridge UP

Grants and funding

2012

Rescuing and Presentin Lost Heritage: Promoting Public Engagement with Marks Hall and the World of the VanishedCountry House

Economic & Social Research Council

Chance and Containment: State Lotteries in Britain and Europe c 1600-1850

Leverhulme Trust

Contact

jraven@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872299

Location:

5NW.8.3, Colchester Campus