Centre for the History of the Book

Robyn Pritzker

Robyn Pritzker is a doctoral student in the Centre for the History of the Book.

Robyn Pritzker

  • Centre for the History of the Book
  • The University of Edinbugh



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Robyn Pritzker first learned about the field of book history during her undergraduate degree in History and English Literature at McGill University. Her interest in the print trade and material culture brought her to Edinburgh University for a master's programme, for which she completed a dissertation on bookwomen in the late Victorian period. This research focused on a 'post-recovery' perspective, considering women as part of a population that motivated and influenced the book trade rather than as individual outliers in a male-dominated sphere. Robyn has also worked on digital humanities projects involving stylometry, digital mapping, and more.

Robyn's doctoral research will continue to examine the role of women in the Victorian print trade. Dr. Tom Mole and Dr. Anouk Lang will supervise her investigation of the compatibility of Darnton's communication circuit with networks of women in the nineteenth century book industry.