Rebekah Ward is a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University, working with the School of Humanities & Communication Arts and the Digital Humanities Research Group. Her research interests include the history of print culture, particularly the twentieth-century Australian book trade, and digital approaches to archival research. She was a Visiting Scholar at the State Library of NSW (2020) and has previously worked as a research assistant in history and literary studies. More information is available at https://rebekahmward.wixsite.com/home.
Western Sydney University
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