Propagator launches latest digital release from Taylor & Francis; Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (REM) is live and suitably pioneering

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (REM) is the largest and most comprehensive resource available for the study of modernism.

With a growing number of students preferring to carry out research online, it was imperative that Routledge responded to that demand. The challenge was to transform the wealth of articles into a digital format, whilst maintaining the straightforward experience of searching for and consuming printed content.

REM has now been successfully developed into a sophisticated digital facility. An easily accessible and highly intuitive online platform, the website brings together a wealth of interdisciplinary content.

With over 1,000 articles from experts in the field, supported by over 100 images.

Feedback so far is that REM will continue to be a vital tool for students and researchers, but with the added advantage of being readily available and regularly updated by expert subject editors, led by General Editor Associate Professor Stephen Ross (President of the Modernist Studies Association).

The content is fully cross-referenced, allowing for greater discoverability between fields, and covers eight key subject areas: Literature, Architecture, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, and Intellectual Currents.

Researchers can browse by subject, movement, or place in order to discover connections between key topics and fields about the Modernist period, and is the ideal starting point for any research into modernism.


Key Features of the site:

  • Over 1,000 articles are available, across 8 key subject areas
  • Content is searchable by movement, place, or period, allowing users to discover links across disciplines
  • Articles are supported by over 100 images
  • The website is highly visual, and includes mobile-responsive design to meet user demand
  • Quality content that is unavailable anywhere else. Previously unpublished content that is peer reviewed to the highest standards.


Built on the Propagator Platform:

  • Elegant and intuitive search and browse functions to help users discover content.
  • Easily accessible via multiple types of login
  • A comprehensive taxonomy of over 1,000 keywords.
  • Good search engine optimisation; including site ranking and unique URL positions on organic listings


Peter Harris, Product Owner, Taylor & Francis:

  • “Clear, User-friendly Navigation and excellent search. Search feature is by far the most used function with 39% of traffic going straight to the search functionality. The next highest is institutional sign in which is 3%”
  • “Good site SEO. Alt text on all images, clear site structuring names and therefore fully indexed in Google. 48% of traffic comes straight from Google.”
  • “Good access management integration. Very low drop off rate of under 20% from institutional sign in. Good compared to other academic publishing sites.”

For further details contact Chris Robson, CEO Propagator

00 44 20 3141 3300