Brooke Palmieri

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Biography: 

Brooke Palmieri studied English and History for her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, but it was working at the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts during that time that really shaped her interest in the history of the book, the development of libraries, and archive studies. After completing her Masters in Early Modern English Literature at Oxford in 2010, she entered the antiquarian book trade with a focus on cataloguing and selling early printed books at Sokol Books Ltd. Since 2013, she has been working on her PhD with CELL. Her project, Compelling Reading: The Circulation of Quaker Texts details the interlocking archival and publication habits of Quakers in the second half of the 17th century, and the influence of those habits on their concept of social reform stretching into the 18th century. She currently teaches in the history department at UCL, and is the editor of Printing History, the journal for the American Printing History Association.

 Twitter: @bspalmieri