The British Printed Images to 1700 project was funded from 2006 to 2009 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The research team is based at Birkbeck, University of London, led by Professor Michael Hunter of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
- The following have worked as research assistants on the project: Stephen Pigney, Katherine Hunt and Mary Wills.
The technical team is based at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, and is led by Harold Short. The technical director is John Bradley.
- Work on the database and images has been carried out by Hafed Walda; the search facility has been developed by Tim Hill.
- Web and interface design has been the responsibility of Paul Vetch; web development has been carried out by Elena Pierazzo.
- Thanks are also due to Martyn Jessop, Payman Labbaf, Elliott Hall, Jose Miguel Vieira, Gerhard Brey, and Bea Caballero.
The bulk of the material included in the project’s database comes from the collection of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, which has provided many resources and facilities.
- Thanks are due in particular to the Keeper, Antony Griffiths, the Assistant Keeper, Sheila O’Connell, and to Peter Main, Deborah Tydings, Rebecca Green, Jo Wilson, Margaret Schutzer-Weissmann, Claudia Friuianu, Louise Bartel and Josephine Neil.
A significant role has also been played by the Victoria & Albert Museum, especially the Department of Word and Image.
- Thanks are due to Julius Bryant, Doug Dodds, Carlo Dumontet, Elizabeth James, John Meriton and Esmé Whitaker.
The ‘Print of the Month’ feature has kindly been provided by Malcolm Jones of the University of Sheffield.
The following served on the project’s advisory board:
- Justin Champion (Royal Holloway, University of London)
- Tarnya Cooper and Robin Francis (National Portrait Gallery)
- Malcolm Jones (University of Sheffield)
- Giles Mandelbrote (British Library)
- David McKitterick (Trinity College, Cambridge)
- John Meriton (V & A)
- Sheila O’Connell (British Museum)
- Helen Pierce (University of York)
- William Schupbach (Wellcome Library)
- Kevin Sharpe (Queen Mary, University of London)
- Alexandra Walsham (University of Exeter)
The project held workshops at Birkbeck on 17 November 2006 and on 7 March 2008, and conferences at Birkbeck on 13-14 July 2007 and at the V&A on 12-13 September 2008. Most of the papers given at the conferences will appear in a book entitled Printed Images in Early Modern Britain: Essays in Interpretation, to be published by Ashgate in 2010. Thanks are due to the speakers on those occasions; to the Centre for the Study of the Book, Bodleian Library, Oxford, and particularly Alexandra Franklin, who co-organised the 2008 workshop; to Jo Banham of the V&A, who was responsible for the organisation of the 2008 conference; and to various of those already named for their assistance on those occasions.
Many other people—too numerous to be separately listed here—have expressed enthusiasm about the project and assisted it in various ways. We are very grateful to all of them.