History of the press and book industry (m) (2008/2009)

Course code
4S02368
Name of lecturer
Giancarlo Volpato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Secondo semestre dal Feb 23, 2009 al May 30, 2009.

Lesson timetable

Secondo semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3  

Learning outcomes

providing a general overview of a world mostly unknown, from Gutenberg and printing in the western societies (and above all in Italy) to current publishing.

Syllabus

Contents of the course: from the manuscript to printed paper; the success of the book and its influence in society; Renaissance as cultural model and the importance of the book; the book as an object; the 18th century; literacy and mass-media; publishing and political power.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam