738. Book History and Digital Humanities
Tuesday, 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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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.
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