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HY200 – The History & Future of the Book

The History and Future of the Book explores different technologies of the written word, including clay tablets, sheepskin scrolls, modern printing, and digital text. Students will analyze how reading, writing, and preserving texts intersect with identity, memory, and history.

Instructor(s)

Archivist & Curator of Special Collections Jessy Randall email

The History and Future of the Book. Examines the development of technologies of the written word, from clay tablets and sheepskin scrolls to the manuscript codex, early printed book, modern printing, and digital text. Questions the way reading, writing, and preserving texts intersect with identity, memory, and history, making extensive use of primary materials in the library’s Special Collections and incorporating a hands-on experience at The Press at Colorado College