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Alan Tully, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2003

HIS 397L • Books, Libraries, Civ to 1500

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37035 W
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
SZB 464
Davis, D

Course Description

The course reviews and explores the role and significance of collections of recorded knowledge--their creation, organization, preservation, and use--in the context of cultural and social history, including the spread of libraries world wide and the development of various forms of manuscript and print communication, as well as efforts to mediate them to various publics. This Fall the course will concentrate in the modern period--1500 to the present. Next Fall the course will focus on antiquity to 1500.

Grading Policy

Course consists of wide reading, instructor led class discussions, some student presentations, two short papers, one longer paper, and a final oral examination.

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