Publication Beyond Print: a Leverhulme Doctoral Centre

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Publication beyond Print: a Leverhulme Doctoral Centre

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Jill Lauriston

The Leverhulme Doctoral Centre Publication beyond Print seeks to challenge the dominance of the printed word in the study of human culture and society, by examining other media used before, alongside and after print. It questions the assumptions that self-expression, political community and intellectual progress are best served by printing. To do so, it ranges across both historical media (some still in use), such as inscriptions and handwriting, and new digital media.
In this way, it asks how past methods of publication without print help us to understand future ones, and how emerging technology helps us to think about cultural history. It brings students of communication into dialogue across differences of time, language, discipline and technology, from the humanities to social sciences.
The Doctoral Centre has been awarded funding for three student cohorts, starting in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Scholars also take part in shared training events and seminars dedicated to interdisciplinary reflection on that theme. 
If you are interested in finding out more about the Publication Beyond Print Doctoral Training Centre, what it’s like to be one of the students and how to apply in the next selection round, have a listen to podcast produced by some of the current scholars: 
You may also wish to watch a short video of a workshop undertaken by the scholars.



Leverhulme Doctoral Scholars are currently underaking the following projects: