IS 571 History of the Book

This course will cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the history and development of the book, both as a physical object and as the bearer of intellectual content. Discussions will explore different aspects of written materials, including the physical properties of the objects that carry text and image (e.g., papyrus, paper, parchment, etc.) and their cultural and intellectual function.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2019

    • IS571HB
      Wed, 10:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      Instructor
      Bonnie Mak
      CRN
      70113
      Length
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).