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738. Book History and Digital Humanities

Sunday, 12 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Lincolnshire, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

Presiding: Lise Jaillant, Newcastle Univ.

Speakers: Claire Battershill, Univ. of Reading; Michael Gavin, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; Matthew Lavin, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Hannah McGregor, Univ. of Alberta; Greg Prickman, Univ. of Iowa; Andrew M. Stauffer, Univ. of Virginia; Elizabeth Willson Gordon, King's Univ. Coll.

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Session Description:

Book history might evoke images of Luddite rare-books connoisseurs and bibliographers. Yet, book historians have long been interested in the impact of technological changes on the creation and diffusion of texts. This informal discussion will shed light on the digital future of book history and on the bibliographical roots of digital humanities.


  • General Literature – History of the Book, Reception Theory, Comparison with Other Media, and Performance

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