Summer Scholarship Research
- Charlotte Darling: Words of McClean A lexical case study interrogating a sample of texts from the Donald McLean Collection, using corpus-based techniques to provide new perspectives on historical research.
- Russell Coldicutt: Voices from the Present: An Oral History of the Wellington Book Trade 1950-2014 A series of oral interviews with some of the most prominent figures in Wellington's book trade history.
- Melissa Bryant: Harnessing the Crowd: The diaries of George Leslie Adkin (1888-1964) A pilot project conducted for Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, which investigated the potential for volunteer involvement in transcribing the diaries of George Leslie Adkin using simple and cost-effective software solutions.
Past Master's research projects include:
- Wood type in New Zealand
- The history of the book jacket in NZ
- An annotated bibliography of the Wellington printer Lyon & Blair
- The book as companion in the lives of colonial NZ women
- NZ scientific networks in the nineteenth century
- NZ troopship magazines in WWI
- Cookery books and food habits in twentieth-century NZ
- Illustration and national identity in the fantasy genre
- The representation of the Irish in books available to NZ children to 1930
- Task interface requirements for the New Zealand Reading Experience Database.
PhD research projects currently co-supervised by The Printer include:
- Donelle McKinley: A design theory for crowdsourcing in the cultural heritage domain
- Kay Sanderson's exploratory study of Evidentiality in personal archives, focusing on the Frank Burdett Butler collection
- Dr Susann Liebich: Connective Readers: Reading Practices and Communities Across the British Empire, c.1890-1930.
- Dr Caroline Campbell: Representation and identity in Australasian illustrated junior fiction 1890-1920.
- Dr Ros Johnston: A history of colour printing in New Zealand 1830-1914, focusing in particular on the firm of A D Willis of Whanganui.
- Dr Kevin Molloy, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in NZ Print Culture (2004-2006): Examined Irish reading communities in Australia and New Zealand in the nineteenth century.