Right Here I See My Own Books by Sarah Wadsworth and Wayne A. Weigand, reviewed by Morgan Davis Gieringer
Right Here I See My Own Books tells the story of the creation of Women’s Building Library at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the complex relationships of gender, race and class that contributed to the library collections. This is a work which complements the many existing works on the Exposition... Read more.
Debates in the Digital Humanities edited by Matthew K. Gold, reviewed by The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Debates in the Digital Humanities is as much a success as it is a failure. It is at its best when the essays and blog posts illuminate, either directly or obliquely, the tensions and cracks in the definitions and practices of digital humanities...Read More.
From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century edited by Anouk Lang, reviewed by James W. Cortada
This book is a collection of studies on reading practices at the dawn of the twenty-first century, written by scholars from multiple disciplines. With the changes in reading habits emerging due to such various causes as reading on tablets and cell phones, other online texts, expanding literacy in developing economies... Read more.
Science in Print: Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print edited by Rima D. Apple, Gregory J. Downey, and Stephen L. Vaughn. and Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America edited by Adam R. Nelson and John L. Rudolph, reviewed by Thomas J. Misa.
Readers of Information & Culture will be interested in these attractive and thought-provoking volumes from the Wisconsin series in Print Culture History in Modern America for two related reasons. Most immediately, a midstream change in the sponsoring center—its title, director, and identity shifted from ‘modern’ culture to ‘digital’ culture...Read more.