Teaching Activities

Information 668 -History of the Book

A course that examines the history of written knowledge representation through manuscripts, books, digital media, and other forms in western culture, from the classical age to the present day.  Topics include cultures of reading, social impact of texts, methods of production, distribution, and classification, and historical influences like the church, state, and economy.

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