‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900’ is a research network studying the rise of literary institutions during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and considering their ongoing influence in modern literary culture.  It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The network is running a series of workshops and online exchanges, bringing together academics and institutional stakeholders to discuss the histories and circumstances of a range of different institutions in order collaboratively to draw out common themes and practices.

It is co-ordinated by Matthew Sangster (University of Glasgow) and Jon Mee (University of York), with the help of Jenny Buckley (University of York).