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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

the Panizzi Lectures, British Library, 2010;

Karmiole Lecture, Los Angeles 2008;

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

Brussels (HPB database) 2004;

Alexandria (opening of UNESCO library);

Edmonton (Orlando Womens Project), 1998;

Saintsbury Colloquium, University of Edinburgh, 1998;

Vienna (Mozart bicentennial, 1992);

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

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

Renaissance Society of America, Venice, April 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching and supervision

  • Modern Revolutions in Science, Politics, and Culture (CS101)

  • Becoming a Historian (HR101)

  • Human Rights in Historical Perspective (HR291)

  • Research Project (HR831)

  • Approaches to Cultural and Social History (HR924)

Publications

Books (9)

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

Raven, J., (2015).Lost Mansions: Essays on the Destruction of the Country House. 9781137520777

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

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

Journals (127)

Raven, JR., (2017). The Joseph Johnson Letterbook. REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES. 68 (284)

Raven, J., (2017). The Reader in the Book: A Study of Spaces and Traces. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW. 132 (557)

Raven, JR., (2017). Invisible Hands: Self-Organization and the Eighteenth Century. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW. 132 (557)

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

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

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

WHO, (2015). Introduction. WHO EXPERT COMMITTEE ON SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS. 992

Jones, D. and Beavers, AF., (2015). Introduction. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL & THEORETICAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. 27 (1)

(2015). Introduction. EARLY MODERN WOMEN-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL. 10 (1)

Jefferson, A. and Perras, J-A., (2015). Introduction. ESPRIT CREATEUR. 55 (2)

Squire, P., (2015). Introduction. LEGISLATIVE STUDIES QUARTERLY. 40 (1)

Plaskow, J. and West, T., (2015). INTRODUCTION. JOURNAL OF FEMINIST STUDIES IN RELIGION. 31 (1)

Nekrashevych, V., (2015). Hyperbolic groupoids and duality. Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society. 237 (1122)

Bulmer, M. and Solomos, J., (2015). Introduction. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 38 (1)

Shafer, BE. and DiSalvo, D., (2015). Introduction. The Forum. 13 (1)

Wald, G. and Wang, O., (2015). INTRODUCTION. JOURNAL OF POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES. 27 (1)

Sauber, SR., (2015). Introduction. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY. 43 (1)

Lavery, C. and Gough, R., (2015). Introduction. Performance Research. 20 (3)

Green, K. and Hagengruber, R., (2015). Introduction. The Monist. 98 (1)

Spector, L., (2015). Introduction. GENETIC PROGRAMMING AND EVOLVABLE MACHINES. 16 (1)

Brown, B., Buchanan, R., DiSalvo, C., Doordan, D. and Margolin, V., (2015). Introduction. DESIGN ISSUES. 31 (4)

Terras, M., (2015). Introduction. DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES. 30

Gilbert, FJ., Tucker, L., Gillan, MG., Willsher, P., Cooke, J., Duncan, KA., Michell, MJ., Dobson, HM., Lim, YY., Purushothaman, H., Strudley, C., Astley, SM., Morrish, O., Young, KC. and Duffy, SW., (2015). The TOMMY trial: a comparison of TOMosynthesis with digital MammographY in the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme – a multicentre retrospective reading study comparing the diagnostic performance of digital breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography with digital mammography alone. Health Technology Assessment. 19 (4)

Mullenix, ER., (2015). Introduction. THEATRE HISTORY STUDIES. 34

Parks, WT., (2015). Introduction. Seminars in Perinatology. 39 (1)

(2015). Introduction. Pathology International. 65 (1)

Seidel, P., (2015). Introduction. MEMOIRS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY. 236 (1116)

Hawkyard, A. and Sainty, JC., (2015). Introduction. PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY. 34

Zwass, V., (2015). Introduction. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE. 19 (3)

(2015). Introduction. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW. 18 (1)

Sniffin-Marinoff, M., (2015). Introduction. HARVARD LIBRARY BULLETIN. 26 (3)

Formenti, SC., (2015). Introduction. SEMINARS IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY. 25 (1)

Plaisance, PL., (2015). Introduction. JOURNAL OF MASS MEDIA ETHICS. 30 (1)

(2015). INTRODUCTION. AGING AND DISEASE. 6 (5)

Mellor, L. and Salton-Cox, G., (2015). Introduction. Critical Quarterly. 57 (3)

Jenkins, DJ. and Kendall, CW., (2015). Introduction. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 34 (sup1)

Popp, A., (2015). Introduction. ENTERPRISE & SOCIETY. 16 (1)

Dubinsky, TJ., (2015). Introduction. ULTRASOUND QUARTERLY. 31 (1)

Kleimola, A. and Lenhoff, G., (2015). Introduction. Russian History. 42 (1)

Spiller, PT., (2015). Introduction. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. 31 (suppl 1)

Tripathi, RK., (2015). Introduction. SEMINARS IN VASCULAR SURGERY. 28 (1)

Kitamura, H., (2015). Introduction. NEPHROLOGY. 20

Reardon, DA. and Weller, M., (2015). Introduction. Neuro-Oncology. 17 (suppl 7)

Murphy, KR., (2015). Introduction. INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY-PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENCE AND PRACTICE. 8 (1)

(2015). INTRODUCTION. PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM. 46 (1)

(2015). Introduction. EARLY MODERN WOMEN-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL. 9 (2)

Bubbio, PD., (2015). Introduction. Philosophy Today. 59 (1)

Brown, B., Buchanan, R., DiSalvo, C., Doordan, D. and Margolin, V., (2015). Introduction. DESIGN ISSUES. 31 (1)

(2015). Introduction. MEMOIRS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY. 233 (1095)

Dalang, R. and Sanz-Solé, M., (2015). Hitting probabilities for nonlinear systems of stochastic waves. Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society. 237 (1120)

Brown, B., Buchanan, R., DiSalvo, C., Doordan, D. and Margolin, V., (2015). Introduction. DESIGN ISSUES. 31 (3)

Beck, DE., (2015). Introduction. CLINICS IN COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY. 28 (1)

Wilkinson, J., (2015). Introduction. CRITICAL QUARTERLY. 57 (1)

Catapano, AL., (2015). Introduction. ATHEROSCLEROSIS SUPPLEMENTS. 17

Graness, A., (2015). Introduction. Philosophia Africana. 17 (1)

(2015). INTRODUCTION. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY. 22 (1)

Zwass, V., (2015). Introduction. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE. 19 (2)

Brown, B., Buchanan, R., DiSalvo, C., Doordan, D. and Margolin, V., (2015). Introduction. DESIGN ISSUES. 31 (2)

Ju, J. and Levchenko, AA., (2015). Introduction. Journal of Comparative Economics. 43 (1)

Spicer, A. and Williams, M., (2015). Introduction. JOURNAL OF BRITISH CINEMA AND TELEVISION. 12 (1)

Kress, H., (2015). Introduction. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR EVANGELISCHE ETHIK. 59 (1)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

COSTELLO, D. and MCIVER LOPES, D., (2012). Introduction. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 70 (1)

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

Raven, J., (2011). Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800. PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. 105 (1)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Borsley, RD., Roberts, I., Sadler, L. and Willis, D., (2006). Introduction. Lingua. 116 (11)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

RAVEN, J., (1993). CHEAP BIBLES - 19TH-CENTURY PUBLISHING AND THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE-SOCIETY - HOWSAM,L. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY. 44 (4)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Raven, J., (1989). Viewpoint British history and the enterprise culture. Past and Present. 122 (1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAVEN, JR., (1985). TOWNSHEND AND THE CAMBRIDGE PRIZE FOR TRADE THEORY, 1754-1756. HISTORICAL JOURNAL. 28 (3)

Denzer, L., (1982). Introduction . African Studies Review. 25 (2-3)

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

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

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

Chapters (26)

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

Raven, J., (2015). Production. In: The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 2: English and British Fiction, 1750-1820. 3- 28. 9780199574803

Raven, J., (2015). Country houses and the beginnings of bibliomania. In: The intellectual culture of the English country house, 1500?1700. 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

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. 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. 1137392576. 9781137392572

Raven, J., (2012). The Promotion and Constraints of Knowledge: The Changing Structure of Publishing in Victorian Britain. In: The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain. 9780191734854

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. 9780230285675

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

Raven, J., (2009). The book as a commodity. In: The Cambridge: History of the Book in Britain Volume 5 1695-1830. 85- 117. 9781139056069

Raven, J., (2009). London and the central sites of the English book trade. In: The Cambridge: History of the Book in Britain Volume 5 1695-1830. 293- 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. 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: 1640-1850. 241- 263. 9781139055314

Raven, J., (2006). Britain, 1750-1830. In: The Novel: Volume 1: History, Geography, and Culture. 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. 199- 215. 9782847880922

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

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

Raven, J., (2005). Publishing and Bookselling, 1660-1780. In: The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780. 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. 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. 141- 166. 9780312295301

Raven, J., (2001). The Book Trades. In: Books and Their Readers in Eighteenth-Century England: New Essays. 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. 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. 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. 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. 78- 130

Conferences (18)

Himmelmann, B., (2015). Introduction

Swenarton, M., Avermaete, T. and van den Heuvel, D., (2015). INTRODUCTION

Kan, S., (2015). Introduction

Gauthier, J., (2015). Introduction

Fuhrer, T., Mundt, F. and Stenger, J., (2015). Introduction

Davoudi, S. and Madanipour, A., (2015). Introduction

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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)

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