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Sabrina Baron

Visit Asst Prof
2138 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 2906
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Prof. Bacon has published on censorship, book collectors, the book trade, and news writing, as well as the history of reading and culture of publication in early-seventeenth-century England / Great Britain.

Baron co-edited (with Brendan Dooley) The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (2001). Also in 2001 she was guest curator for the Folger Shakespeare Library Exhibition, The Reader Revealed , and compiled and edited the exhibition catalog of the same name. She wrote 13 biographies for The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004).

Baron was a Fulbright scholar in 1997-8 and has been awarded other fellowships, most recently at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She is a co-founder and co-director of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies at the Library of Congress.

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Censorship, book collectors, the book trade, and news writing, as well as the history of reading and culture of publication in early-seventeenth-century England / Great Britain.

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Ph.D. History University of Chicago