Syllabus + Readings

Day 5: THE PRINT REVOLUTION

– Today: Skeuomorph; Incunabula; Print Culture; Print Capitalism; Print Nationalism;

  1. What is Printing?

http://www.history.com/topics/middle-ages/videos/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us-the-printing-pres

II. Print: The Unacknowledged Revolution

III. Skeumorphs

  1. How Oral and Scribal Practices Persisted After Print
  1. Early printers adopted features of manuscripts
  2. Scribes continued to illuminate texts.
  • Old and Forgotten Texts Put back Into Circulation

V. Features of the “Initial Shift” from Manuscript to Print Cultures

  1. Wider Dissemination of Ideas
  1. Standardization of Printed Text and Even Cursive Writing

Reduction of errors

Authorized editions

Standardized cursive writing

iii. Reorganization

  1. Data collection
  1. Preservation
  1. From a hearing public to reading public
  1. Seven Major Impacts of Print Culture
  1. RELIGION
  2. EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD, TRAINING and the PROFESSIONS
  3. POLITICS and ECONOMICS
  4. SCIENCE and MEDICINE
  5. EXPLORATION, IMPERIALISM, and COLONIALISM
  6. LANGUAGE and GENRES
  7. PLAGIARISM and COPYRIGHT

History of Writing

Introduction 

Module 1: Researching the Everyday and the Spectacular

Module 2: Researching People and Communities

Module 3: Researching Documents and Artifacts

Module 4: Examples of Faculty and Student Research

Module 5: Proposal Writing Workshop

Revised Syllabus (Sept 19)

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