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Acknowledgements

The research published on these pages was made possible by two grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The first was a Standard Research Grant for the years 2007-2010. It was awarded for the project entitled  “Academic Discipline / Popular Genre: Historians and the book 1850-1950.”

The research assistants – MA students of the University of Windsor’s Graduate Program in History – who were employed using the 2007 SSHRC funding – for Past into Print – were Tara Beaton, Scott Green, Erika Hauschild, Dan Milne, Carmen Poole, and Chris Tozer.

The second was another Standard Research Grant from SSHRC, for the years 1999-2002.  It was awarded for the project “Public History in Print Culture: England’s Past in Victorian Periodicals”.

The research assistants – again MA students of the University of Windsor’s Graduate Program in History –  who were employed using the 1999 SSHRC funding for HiPPo – were Lorene Bridgen; Conal Calvert; Meganne Cameron; Mark Conté; Erica Lyons; Sean Morton, and Natalie Rubino.

I also want to thank the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals for inviting me to give their Michael Wolff Lecture in September 2005. It was a first opportunity to think about the publishing of history in the periodical press (under the title “Narratives and Editors: History and Historians in Victorian Periodical Research.”) and RSVP’s enthusiastic response was vitally important to the way the research developed.

I am grateful to colleagues Sylvia Paletschek, Barbara Korte and Doris Lechner for offering me a research fellowship with the Historische Lebenswelten in populären Wissenkulturen der Gegenwart group, at the Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany in 2011.

I also acknowledge the gracious support of a Visiting Fellowship from Clare Hall, Cambridge, during my 2012 sabbatical leave.

The image of Victorian books accompanied by the Wellesley Index volume is courtesy of Clare Horrocks, of Liverpool John Moores University.