History 490A (201) Paper, Ink, and Pixels: A Global History of the Book

Instructor(s)

Sarah Basham

Term

2

Course Level

Undergraduate

Description

This course examines the evolution of the book across the globe from bamboo manuscripts and papyrus to Kindle and Kobo. Topics include the social and cultural history of books, the material history of books, print culture, manuscripts, libraries and archives, and descriptive bibliography. Students will be encouraged to make use of UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections.