IS 580 Information History

Information history covers diverse institutions and practices, from libraries and postal systems to cartography and statistics, and connects these to overarching historical processes. This course examines the role of information in the transition to capitalism; in processes of state formation; in industrialization, and in other important historical movements and events.

Previously IS590IH.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS580AC - Information History
      Tue, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus
      This is a HYBRID course that meets with IS 580 AO. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Bonnie Mak
      CRN
      70356
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS580AO - Information History
      Tue, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Online
      This is a HYBRID course that meets with IS 580 AC. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Bonnie Mak
      CRN
      68988
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590IH - Information History
      Tue, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Room 242
      On-Campus
      This is a hybrid course that meets with IS 590 IHO.
      Instructor
      Bonnie Mak
      CRN
      69205
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS590IHO - Information History
      Tue, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Online
      This is a hybrid course that meets with IS 590 IH.
      Instructor
      Bonnie Mak
      CRN
      69206
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).