As a major employer in twentieth century Scottish industry, whose importance has been widely acknowledged, the print and publishing industry has a social farmacia maschile, economic and cultural history which has been little researched and documented. The SAPPHIRE initiative has been set up as the first sustained attempt to fill this gap within that knowledge of the industry.

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SAPPHIRE on the move

The SAPPHIRE initiative is on the move again! After three years being co-directed from Dundee, it will return fully to Edinburgh in January 2015, when co-director David Finkelstein takes up a new…

SAPPHIRE features in History Scotland journal

The SAPPHIRE initiative features in the January 2016 issue of History Scotland, which dedicates a page…

40 Years of Scottish Publishing, 1974-2014

In May 2014 SAPPHIRE joined forces with Publishing Scotland to create an exhibition celebrating 40 years of Scottish Publishing. For further information, see…

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