IS 583 Advanced Topics in Book History

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Book History, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS583BPO - Book as a Physical Object
      Tue, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online
      Examines all the PHYSICAL aspects of books and how these inform us of the books' manufacture and place in a scholarly world. Covers all aspects of book production, from the earliest books to computers, and concentrates on their physical aspects. The course will look at all kinds of manifestations and features of codices that will useful in cataloging and bibliographical description, in reading scholarly bibliographies, in deciphering booksellers' catalogs, and in describing copy-specific information for finding aids.
      Instructor
      Sidney Berger
      CRN
      73682
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
    • IS583HB - History of the Book
      Wed, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 242
      On-Campus
      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
      Instructor
      Bonnie Mak
      CRN
      73252
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
  • Spring 2020

    • IS572A - Mdvl Mscrpts & Early Mod Books
      Thu, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 12A
      On-Campus
      Instructor
      Paula Carns
      CRN
      69192
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).