Spanning the period from 1700 through to the 1970s, this annual reflects a range of work on serial publication, addressed chronologically, geographically and theoretically. It demonstrates how serial publication followed the expansion of international trade and bound cultural elements together.
MICHAEL HARRIS, Lecturer in History at the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, Birbeck College, University of London, founded the Journal of Newspaper and Periodical History in 1984 and acted as executive director until 1993 when he organized the change to the Annual Studies volume. Among his many published works are London Newspapers in the Age of Walpole (1987) and with others, The Press in English Society from the 17th to the 19th Century (1987),The English Book Trade (1981), Serials and Their Readers from 1620 (1993), and A History of the English Newspaper Press, 1620-1990 (in progress). TOM O'MALLEY is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Glamorgan, Wales. He has published on the 17th-century press and on United Kingdom broadcasting policy and history. He is the author of Closedown? The BBC and Government Broadcasting Policy: 1979-1992 (1994).