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IS 583 HB - Adv Topics in Book History - History of the Book

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Book History, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 2 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in the same or separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours, if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

Explores the role of the book in the production and transmission of knowledge through time. Major themes include the design, materiality, and performance of reading and writing technologies. Particular attention will be paid to the graphic representation and visualization of information across media. Students will examine different approaches to the study of books and documents, including those of palaeography, diplomatics, bibliography, art history, musicology, textual criticism, digital humanities, and new media studies. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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