Week 2: What is the History of Books?

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Date: Monday September 12

Location: Classroom

Undergraduate Readings:

  1. Robert Darnton, “What is the History of Books?”
  2. D. F. McKenzie, “The Book as an Expressive Form”
  3. Philip Gaskell, from A New Introduction to Bibliography, 1-39
  4. Get selection from Laura Packard on reading ms

Date: Wednesday September 14

Location: Northeastern Special Collections

Graduate Readings:

  1. Robert Darnton, “What is the History of Books?”
  2. D.F. McKenzie “The Book as an Expressive Form”
  3. Harold Love, “Early Modern Print Culture: Assessing the Models”
  4. Philip Gaskell, from A New Introduction to Bibliography; 1-39
  5. Matthew Kirschenbaum and Sarah Werner, “Digital Scholarship and Digital Studies: the State of the Discipline,” Book History 17 (2014)