Michael VanHoose is a Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies (IES) and Digital Humanities Research Hub (DHRH).

Michael studies the economics of the Anglophone book trade and the material cultures of literary texts. A PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia, they are writing a dissertation on fiction publishing during the British Romantic period. As a Postgraduate Fellow at the IES, they are working to restore Robin Alston’s born-digital Library History Database to public access, with the ultimate aim of using it to analyze the geographic spread of commercial and associational libraries in the British Isles through 1850.