From Print to Digital: Technologies of the Word, 1450-Present >> Content Detail



This section contains homework assignments and instructions for the papers required in the course.


2Homework 1: Ong, Orality and Literacy (PDF)
3Homework 2: Was There a Printing Revolution? (PDF)
4Homework 3: English Chapbooks (PDF)
5Homework 4: Eisenstein's Printing Revolution Revisited (PDF)
8Homework 5: Inkan Khipus (PDF)
9Homework 6: Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines (PDF)
11Homework 7: Book Clubs: Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life (PDF)
12Homework 8: Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers (PDF)


Together these papers constitute 60% of the final grade. Editing suggestions are available in study materials.

First paper: Ten page paper (PDF)

Second paper: Five page paper (PDF)

The following document is an exemplary second paper written by David Proudfoot. The paper appears courtesy of the author and is used with permission. (PDF)


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