Sydney Shep

Reader in Book History Waiteata Press

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Wai-te-ata Press : : Te Whare Tā o Wai-te-ata is directed by The Printer, Dr Sydney J Shep, Reader in Book History. Sydney specialises in a variety of book history and print culture research projects, including the history of paper and papermaking in nineteenth-century New Zealand, edible typography and street graffiti, Wellington's book trade history, diasporic print cultures and transnational book history. In 2014, she was awarded a Marsden Fund grant (her third) to study William Colenso and the Victorian Republic of Letters, with a focus on personal geographies and global networks. Sydney is also a practising letterpress printer, exhibiting book artist, and designer bookbinder who undertakes creative research commissions at Wai-te-ata Press.