We are excited to announce a second edition of the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse): www.ncse.ac.uk. Funded by King's College London, and Birkbeck, University of London, it has been upgraded by King's Digital Lab to survive the challenges of its second decade. It remains an edition of six key titles from across the period - the Monthly RepositoryNorthern StarLeaderEnglish Woman's JournalTomahawk, and Publishers' Circular - but the Facsimiles portion has been completely redesigned and augmented (see https://ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/).  As well as new navigation and display, this part of the resource now has visual realisations of statistics for each title, a new bibliography covering the last decade, two new reflective essays (one on the new edition and the other on the development of the field), and the first of a series of pedagogical pieces (on how ncse's Tomahawk illustrations by Matt Morgan, might be used in the classroom).

 First launched in 2008 and now in its second edition, ncse remains free and open to all.

 Laurel Brake, Jim Mussell, and Mark Turner

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The following is a growing selection of publications and websites related to (primarily European) periodical research. If you have any suggestions, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New and recent publications of interest:


Research networks, societies and centres:

  • Middlebrow Network, focused on research on the term "middlebrow" (includes a mailing list)


Research projects and databases:

Other websites of interest:

  • Europeana, site dedicated to the digitilisation of European cultural heritage
  • Mapping the Magazine 3, papers presented at the Mapping the Magazine 3 Conference, held at Cardiff University 7 and 8 July 2011
  • Nineteenth Century Index, source for nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives
  • Weimar Studies Network, resources on the history, culture and society of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933); includes links to German periodicals online