Martin Killeen

Rare books librarian, university of Birmingham


Research Interests

A major part of Martin's role as Rare Books Librarian at the Cadbury Research Library involves exploiting the rich resources of the repository (printed books, archives and manuscripts) to support teaching, learning and research across all the disciplines within the University and beyond.  This includes delivering talks and presentations and using original materials to lead seminars and classes (which often cover themes relating to print and publishing history and physical bibliography).  Martin also publishes papers based on the Cadbury Research Library's holdings.



‘Charles Dickens at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham’ Research Libraries Bulletin (7) 2000, pp. 8-12.

Pugin books in the Cadbury research Library’ Present State: the newsletter of the Pugin Society (10) Autumn 2012, pp 10-11

‘John Drinkwater’s X=0: A Night of the Trojan War – A Birmingham Repertory Theatre imprint’, Printing Historical Society Journal (2013)

‘The Baskerville Collection at the Cadbury Research Library’ Baskerville Society Newsletter (2014)

Chapter Contributions

‘The use of John Baskerville’s types by other English printers’ in John Baskerville: art, industry and technology in the Enlightenment (Liverpool University Press, in press)

Research Projects

John Baskerville: art, industry and technology in the Enlightenment


Contact Details

Special Collections                           Cadbury Research Library             University of Birmingham            Birmingham                                             B15 2TT