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We are now running this major new Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project that aims to transform our understanding of how reading, writing, and material culture fitted into the everyday lives of England’s “middling” sort of people—neither the very rich nor the very poor—in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These were the literate, urban households whose members engaged with a variety of cultural forms for work and beyond.

We are interested in what forms of cultural product and practice middling people engaged with, as well as the connections between their visual and material environments and forms of writing – including dramatic and poetic works, life-writing, accounting and commonplacing.

The project runs for three years from April 2019 and includes various workshops, events, publications and a digital exhibition and reconstruction.

Please follow the project blogsite here and our twitter account here