Welcome to The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP), a critical digital archive of early twentieth-century publishers, beginning with Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press (est. 1917). We currently have over 4000 artifacts on the site, including one-of-a-kind dust jackets, author and publisher correspondences, readers’ reports, printing and production papers, illustrations, and born digital biographies of people and presses. We are actively adding more content, and soliciting new materials, as MAPP grows. For a detailed description of our team origins, intellectual history and critical methodology, digital infrastructure, and aspirations for the site, please check out our collaborative book, Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities: The Making of the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (Palgrave 2017).
Recent Blog Posts
Women in Publishing, a one-day symposium at the University of Reading, Friday 14th June 2019
“All publishing was run by many badly-paid women and a few much better-paid men”
(Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor’s Life, 2002)
Feminist book history and print culture is thriving. Recent books and projects exploring feminist publishers, modernist presses, and women’s work in periodicals and magazines has revealed the variety of ways in which women contributed to the circulation and production of nineteenth and twentieth-century print cultures. Academic interest in the value of networks and collaboration and the often overlooked aspect of women’s creative labour (#thanksfortyping) is at the forefront of some of this renewed interest in women’s diverse, deeply embedded work in publishing and the circulation of global print cultures.
Tomorrow, February 19, MAPP co-founder Alice Staveley and MAPP Project Manager, Anna Mukamal, are excited to be joining Matthew Hannah's graduate DH course at Purdue University to talk about DH project design, challenges and opportunies in DH work, and what it's like for a graduate student to become involved in DH initiatives as part of her doctoral education. All part of MAPP's continuing outreach to innovative pedagogical experiments in the discipline across the nation.
What's on your Hogarth shelves? Do you have stories associated with your collecting, reading, or acquiring of Hogarth Press books you would like to share? If so, please consider submitting to the forthcoming "Collecting Woolf" issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, edited by Catherine Hollis. Deadline: 31 October 2018
CFP: Collecting Virginia Woolf
Who collects Virginia Woolf and Hogarth Press books? When did the demand for and economic value of Woolf’s and the Hogarth Press’s books begin in the antiquarian book trade? Are Woolf and Hogarth Press books more or less desirable than other modernist first editions? What are the emotional, haptic, and educational values of early Woolf and Hogarth Press editions for scholars, students, and common readers? What do the book collections of Virginia and Leonard Woolf tell us about their lives as readers and writers?