Peter Webster

Peter Webster, the author of The Edited Collection: pasts, present and futures, s a historian based in Chichester, with interests in the history of Christianity in 20th century Britain. He works at the interface of historical scholarship with digital technologies, with particular interests in digital history and is managing director of Webster Research and Consulting Ltd.

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In Defense of the Edited Collection

Edited collections, are one of the most disparaged forms of academic writing, often written off as low quality, or a poor career choice. In contrast, Peter Webster argues for the unique benefit of edited collections, as a creative form of collective academic endeavor that does not sit easily within an academy that is averse to creative risk.

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