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

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