Phoebe Cooper


History PhD Student researching late eighteenth century Edinburgh/London bookseller networks and their copyright-court cases. Including, uncovering relationships between different booksellers and readers in ‘provincial’ areas of Scotland. 

Currently founding the University of Edinburgh Disabled Students Archive (UEDSA), delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  UEDSA will find and preserve diverse experiences from the past in a digital space. Through combining student histories with current experiences of students who are, but not limited to, neuro-diverse, physically disabled, and experience mental health issues, it will establish the basis for a long-term inclusive disabled students archive. 

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Scholarships and Awards 

Jenny Balston Scholarship (PhD, University of Edinburgh). 2019-2023

The University of Edinburgh Student Experience Grant (for the UEDSA project). 2019-2021

University of Brighton merit-based Scholarship (BA Hons, University of Brighton). 2014




MSc Book History and Material Culture, University of Edinburgh, Distinction (2019)

BA (Hons) Cultures, Histories, Literatures, University of Brighton, First Class (2015) 

Papers delivered

"Contentious Booksellers: the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society Revisited" given at

49th Annual Conference British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

8-10 January 2020 at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom: “Natural, Unnatural and Supernatural”