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The Spread of European Printing Activity (1450-1650). Mapped!

by Graeme Kemp, posted June 17, 2020

In the first in a series of posts looking at the Geography of the Book, Graeme Kemp discusses mapping the output of places of printing in Europe before 1650.

Traherne Digital Collator: visual collation and the printed page

by Giles Bergel, posted May 25, 2020

Book historian and digital humanist Giles Bergel looks at exciting new ways to compare multiple texts using Traherne - a free to download digital tool that can assit in the comparison of digital images of different copies of the original printed page.

It’s all Gucci (and Gessner)

by Nora Epstein, posted April 29, 2020

Nora Epstein of the University of St Andrews looks at visualising the transmission of woodcut images in early modern England.

Counting Sheets and Editions: Visualising Parisian Printing in the Sixteenth Century

by Graeme Kemp, posted April 17, 2020

Graeme Kemp looks at the process of sheet counting and how it can help give a different perspective on our understanding of early modern printing.

Book Review: The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization, by Alberto Cario

by Richard Bellis, posted April 10, 2020

Richard Bellis reviews (with a historians eye!) one of the classic texts of information graphics - Alberto Cario's Functional Art.

Second-Hand Science

by Simon Werrett, posted April 03, 2020

One of the princial projects Visualising History is engaged in is examining auction records. In this post, Professor Simon Werret of University College London discusses second-hand science at auction.

Visualising Changes between Book Editions Using Juxta Commons

by Richard Bellis, posted March 25, 2020

Richard Bellis looks at how to utilise Juxta Commons for investigating historical patterns.

Off to the Bar Chart Race(s): The Largest Print Centres Through Time (1450-1650)

by Graeme Kemp, posted March 18, 2020

Watch the race to be the largest European print centre, from the fifteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. Graeme Kemp looks at how the centres for the production of books has shifted over time and how.