Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

Period of Performance

10/1/2017 - 12/31/2018

Funding Totals

$189,043.00 (approved)
$172,994.00 (awarded)

The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures

FAIN: EH-256894-17

Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808)
Melissa Helquist (Project Director: March 2017 to June 2022)

A four-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty on the history and technologies of the book.

The proposal seeks funding for a four-week summer institute for college and university faculty to be held at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) from June 18 to July 13, 2018. The Institute will consider the history of the book from material and embodied perspectives, studying how new and old forms of book technology and circulation impact the creation of and access to humanities scholarship and knowledge. Institute participants will gain both a scholarly and pragmatic understanding of the book as a technology and its impact on knowledge-making in the humanities.