Welcome! The Centre for Bibliographical History at the University of Essex offers a series of transnational initiatives in cultural and bibliographical history. These fulfil a critical local and regional need in the enhancement of heritage management, rare books library coordination as well as training in book history, librarianship and information studies.
The Centre was founded by Professor James Raven. A range of activities have been developed by our Co-Director, Dr David Rundle. On this website, you will find more information about those activities and interests. If you have any questions or suggestions, we would be interested to hear from you: you can contact David and the Centre by e-mail.
PLEASE BE PATIENT: this website is under construction (May 2015). If you have any suggestions about what you would like to see included, please contact David.
History is important in all aspects of our life, whether it be the way we study or cook food. As a matter of fact, reports say that cooking may be almost 2 million years old! Can you believe that? It’s only over the last 10-15 years where we have started to see home appliances like the best food processor in our households. Learning about history is part of the reason for these new inventions so always keep that in mind.