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HIST 490A Seminar for Majors in History - HISTORY OF BOOK

Selected problems in the theory and practice of historical work. Check with the department for course offerings. Restricted to fourth year students majoring in History or in the History and Philosophy of Science. Also open to History Honours students.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
HIST 490A 201Seminar2 Wed15:0017:00

(HIST 490 is intended for History majors, History honours students, and students majoring in the history and philosophy of science, but students from other departments may register if they obtain the instructor's permission.) Topic for HIST 490A is Paper, Ink and Pixels. A Global History of the Book. Examines the evoluation of the book across the globe from bamboo manuscripts and papyrus to Kindle and Kobo. Topics include social and cultural history of books, material history of books, print culture, manuscripts, libraries and archives.