Darryl Lim

Doctoral Researcher, University of Reading


Research Interests

Darryl’s research investigates the history and art of the printed book, and examines calligraphy, lithography, typography, binding, and printing technology. He is particularly interested in technologies of composition and printing, and how they historically acted as ‘enablers’ for individuals, communities and organisations.

This interest moves in two parallel streams: (1) 19th-century Muslim lithographic printers in the Malay Archipelago; their networks, artefacts, printing techniques, and their interactions with the colonial state and missionaries, (2) political printing by the militant press and the radical-left during Singapore’s decolonization.

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Ph.D. Candidates