About this site

This site is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and hosted by the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.


The site was built by Stuart Nicol(@nicolvision) and Karen Howie, from research undertaken by Dr Adam Budd, Dr Alison Duncan, and Jessica Leeper, with technical support by Kacper Lyszkiewicz


We gratefully acknowledge historical materials held by: 


Our thanks to the Bodleian Library for the use of the image in our banner: "William Green Jr. (fl. 1732–1752), Scene at an Oxford Book Auction, oil on canvas, 1747; Bodleian Library. Portrait LP.701, 1F.”