PV1B120 Book history in a digital environment

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Jindřich Marek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jindřich Marek, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Olga Barová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Thu 13. 10. 10:00–12:40 B2.21, Thu 27. 10. 10:00–12:40 B2.21, Thu 10. 11. 10:00–12:40 B2.21, Thu 24. 11. 10:00–12:40 B2.21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This subject aims to familiarize students with research into book history in the context of the digital humanities. In addition to presenting theoretical aspects of the issue, the teaching focuses primarily on the presentation of older book culture in a digital environment, including individual types of old media (manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books) and research circles (provenance, material components of books, etc.). It also brings attention to the new directions in research into old media. Online support in the information system will be created as part of the teaching.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to: • choose a suitable method for visualizing data according to the particular area of research in book history • identify the main technological trends in the presentation of older book culture in a digital environment • describe the specific advantages of the digital humanities for book history research
  • 1. Book history research in the context of digital humanities. 1.1. Book history: the nature of the discipline and its methodologies. 1.2. The main principles of the digital humanities and book culture. 1.3. The visualization of data. 2. Old media (manuscripts, incunabula and early printed books) in a digital environment. 2.1. Digital libraries: descriptions and facsimiles. 2.2. Bibliographies and their possible uses. 2.3. Research into book provenance. 3. New directions in research into old media. 3.1. Electronic editions and “material texts”. 3.2. Advanced presentation of copied images. 3.3. Contextualizing the knowledge and integration of electronic sources into book history.
  • BERRY, David M. a FAGERJORD, Anders. Digital humanities: knowledge and critique in a digital age. Cambridge: Polity, 2017.
  • Media archaeology : approaches, applications, and implications. Edited by Erkki Huhtamo - Jussi Parikka. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. x, 356. ISBN 9780520262744. info
  • Handbook of data visualization. Edited by Chun-houh Chen - Wolfgang Härdle - Antony Unwin. Berlin: Springer, 2008. xiii, 936. ISBN 9783540330370. info
  • MCKENZIE, D. F. Bibliography and the sociology of texts. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 130 stran. ISBN 0521642582. info
  • MORETTI, Franco. Distant reading. First published. London: Verso, 2013. 244 stran. ISBN 9781781681121. info
  • ROBINSON, Peter. The digital revolution in scholarly editing. In: CROSTINI, Barbara et al. Ars edendi lecture series, vol. IV. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2016, pp. 181-207. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16993/baj.h
  • SCHREIBMAN, Susan, SIEMENS, Ray a UNSWORTH, John. A new companion to digital humanities. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
  • Tools & Tutorials (University of Toronto Map & Data Library). Dostupné z www: https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/dataviz/tools-tutorials [cit. 1. 4. 2018].
  • WERNER, Sarah. Where Material Book Culture Meets Digital Humanities. Journal of Digital Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 3 Summer 2012, pp. 2-9.
Teaching methods
The subject is taught in lecture form accompanied by seminars. The students’ work in the seminars will become the basis for their seminar paper. The lecture consists of teacher-centred instruction followed by a discussion. The seminar is based on students’ individual analytic work with selected electronic sources, the presentation of their results and a discussion. The students will present a seminar paper in which they critically assess and compare selected projects on book culture in the digital environment.
Assessment methods
To gain a certificate it is necessary to show a basic understanding of the digital humanities and presenting book culture in a digital environment. The seminar paper will also be taken into account for the overall assessment.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020.
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