Graduate

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Information and Library Science

Z680 The Book to 1450

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Authorization required.

Covers the introduction and development of writing and the history of the manuscript and printed book, from their beginnings to approximately the year 1450. Although there will be some coverage of the non-Western book, the emphasis will be on the history of the book in the West.

Fall 2017


Instructor: Lori Lynn Dekydtspotter
Time: 2:00PM-4:45PM Wed
Location: LL105

  • Course History

      Fall 2016


      Instructor: Erika Dowell
      Instructor: Joel Silver
      Time: 2:00PM-4:45PM Wed
      Location: LL105

      Fall 2015


      Instructor: Cherry Williams
      Time: 2:00PM-4:45PM Wed
      Location: LL105
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      Supplementary Description: Z680 The History of the Book to 1450 This course includes a hands-on exploration of the evolution of the book and scribal practice from cuneiform tablets to medieval masterpieces to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Utilizing the outstanding collections of the Lilly Library, each week we will examine the socio-economic forces and personalities that ultimately result in the design of the contemporary book as we know it today.

      Fall 2014


      Instructor: Cherry Williams
      Time: 2:00PM-4:45PM Wed
      Location: LL105
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      Fall 2013


      Instructor: Cherry Williams
      Time: 2:00PM-4:45PM Wed
      Location: LL105
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