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Seminar Programme

Autumn Term

Week

Seminar Topic

1 No seminar
2 Introduction: What is the History of Books?
3 Indian Ink
4 Reading the Bible in Colonial India
5

Mapping an Empire

6 Reading Week
7 India’s Information Panic
8 Printing the People of India
9 Nationalism and Vernacular Print Culture
10 Gandhi’s Printing Press

Spring Term

Week

Seminar Topic

1 Early African Print Cultures
2 The Portable Bunyan
3 African Cartography
4 Abolition and the Popular Press
5 Useful Knowledge in the West Indies
6 Reading Week
7 Printing the Pacific
8 Imagined Communities in the Antipodes
9 Gutenberg in Shanghai
10 Mapping the Middle Kingdom

Summer Term

Week

Seminar Topic

1

No seminars in Term 3, but please do make use of my office hours, and speak to me about your final essay as to get feedback on your ideas.