Dawg Daze with the Textual Studies Program

We are pleased to announce that the Textual Studies Program will be hosting an event with the UW Libraries Special Collections to promote the new minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities for Dawg Daze, new students’ week-long introduction to all things University of Washington!

Old Books, New Technologies: UW Special Collections and the new minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
10-11:30 am Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Allen Library South, Basement
Maps/Special Collections Classroom (B069)

Are you interested in the history and future of books, texts, reading and information, from the scrolls of antiquity to medieval manuscripts and handprinted books to today’s e-books and massive book databases like Google Books? Are you thinking about a career in libraries, archives, publishing and editing, and in fields devoted to preserving and making accessible cultural materials? Come discover UW Libraries Special Collections and its extraordinary resources: medieval manuscripts; 15th-century books; an iron handpress, to name only a few items. And learn about the new minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities. Meet faculty, students and librarians who will talk about their experiences in the TS & DH minor. Courses in the minor emphasize hands-on, project-oriented work with historical materials, archival sources and artists’ books; and with techniques, skills, and tools for developing and publishing digital editions and exhibits, and for building, analyzing, and understanding text-oriented databases.

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