2017-2018 / HIST0056-1

History of books and libraries


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in information and communication5 crédits 
 Master in communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in journalism (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in information and communication (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Bruno Demoulin

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

1) The book, from Gutenberg to 1850. The book will be studied from a double perspective:
- as a manufactured product (evolution of the techniques; modes of financing and distribution)
- as a transmitter of the thought (cultural context, relations with the religious and political authorities)
2) Libraries from the 15th to the 19th century (typology, evolution).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Underlining the specific contribution of the history of the book to the cultural history

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

30 hours / first term Room R/120 (A1), Thuesday, 9-11

Recommended or required readings

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, january

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Département des Sciences historiques, Quai Roosevelt, 1B (Bât. A4) B-4000 LIEGE