Dr Aileen Fyfe wins Colby Prize for Steam-Powered Knowledge

Steam-Powered KnowledgeDr Aileen Fyfe‘s new monograph, Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860 (Chicago, 2012), has been awarded the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize for 2013. This prize is awarded by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.

The Colby Prize, established in 2006, is awarded annually to the new book that most advances our understanding of the nineteenth-century British newspaper or periodical press. The winner is invited to speak at the following year’s Research Society for Victorian Periodicals conference.

The judges described Steam-Powered Knowledge as ‘a brilliant book’, which was ‘wonderfully engaging’, and commended its ‘narrative thrust and lucidity of prose, coupled with the meticulous research and rich historical analysis’.

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One Response to Dr Aileen Fyfe wins Colby Prize for Steam-Powered Knowledge

  1. Sarah Easterby-Smith says:

    Congratulations again!!!! Sarah

    Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith

    Lecturer in Modern History University of St Andrews

    School of History St Katharine’s Lodge University of St Andrews The Scores St Andrews KY16 9BA

    ses22@st-andrews.ac.uk http://mwpweb.eu/SarahEasterby-Smith/

    From: St Andrews School of History <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: St Andrews School of History <comment+_3ndcum253lhk4waz7ig8j@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:55 To: Sarah Easterby-Smith <ses22@st-andrews.ac.uk> Subject: {Disarmed} [New post] Dr Aileen Fyfe wins Colby Prize for Steam-Powered Knowledge

    standrewshistory posted: “Dr Aileen Fyfe’s new monograph, Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860 (Chicago, 2012) has been awarded the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize for 2013. This prize is awarded by the Research Society f”

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