History that packs a punch
We interviewed Tyler Rainford, history PhD candidate and author, and editor Brodie Waddell, to get their insights on the “ginaissance” and eighteenth century research
Tyler published his article, Pro Bono Publico: Publicans, Punch, and Print in Eighteenth-Century London, in November 2022. It evaluates the extent to which eighteenth century pub owners were able to manipulate contemporary attitudes towards the selling of punch. It argues that, through advertising, punch-house-keepers were able to elevate their reputation and product. They discovered a new way to communicate their business and ultimately standardized their retailing prices in the process.
We chat to Tyler to discover the intoxicating inspiration behind his research and why he chose to publish his work open access (OA). We also speak with the editor of Cultural and Social History: The Journal of the Social History Society, Brodie Waddell, to learn more about the process behind deciding what articles are featured in the journal and what a day in the life of an editor really looks like.
Tyler published his article OA making it free to read for all. He was able to do this through the JISC agreement, between Routledge and UK institutions, which you can read more about here.
Tyler Rainford, PhD candidate and author of ‘Pro Bono Publico: Publicans, Punch and Print in Eighteenth-Century London’
Please introduce yourself, your area of study, and why you chose to publish open access in this journal
What interested you in this aspect of history in particular? Was it a bit of gin-spiration?
What conclusions and interesting observations did you make in your article? What would you like readers to take away from it?
Like paanch, Hindi stem word for punch meaning ‘five’, what are the five key ingredients of a great research paper?
How have you measured the impact of your work so far i.e., social media interactions, expanding your professional network, etc?
What would you say to a researcher considering publishing open access in an agreement such as this one with JISC? How has this agreement supported you?
Insights from the editor
Find out what Brodie Waddell had to say about Tyler’s article. What made it worthy of a place in Cultural and Social History: The Journal of the Social History Society?