David Laing Book Collecting Prize

Do you own an interesting collection of books or print ephemera? Enter to win a £500 prize, plus an allowance of £250 to acquire a book for the University of Edinburgh’s Special Collections!

Prize details and application form for the David Laing Book Collecting Prize.


From Little London to Little Bengal

This post is part of a series about useful books and online resources for students of book history and material culture, written by current MSc students at the University of Edinburgh.

A large concern of mine in the field of book history is the relatively small number of comprehensive studies done on print cultures in non-Western cultures. Outside of brief articles and specific examples, there has not been a lot of information (or so this amateur researcher has found) to be had about broader print cultures. The strength of Daniel E. White’s book From Little London to Little Bengal: Religion, Print, and Modernity in Early British India is its ability to provide a broad framework for continued research in the print cultures of non-Western cultures, through the specific example of India.

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