Book History & Print Culture

Histoire du livre, History of the Book, Textual Studies, Print Culture, Sociology of the Text—all these names have been used to describe a growing international academic movement. The graduate programs listed below, in conjunction with Massey College, sponsor an interdisciplinary program in Book History and Print Culture (BHPC) in which the rich physical and human resources of the University of Toronto are brought to bear on multiple aspects of the creation, transmission, and reception of the written word. BHPC brings together graduate students from a variety of disciplines based on their common research interest in the physical, cultural, and theoretical aspects of the book. As a collaborative program, it is designed to augment the learning and research potential of existing master's and doctoral programs by pooling the expertise of University of Toronto faculty members in this field from several disciplines.

Students register first for a master’s or doctoral degree in their home unit and then apply to the collaborative program. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture” on their transcript and parchment.

Participating Degree Programs

Classics – MA, PhD
Comparative Literature – MA, PhD
East Asian Studies – MA, PhD
English – MA, PhD
French Language and Literature – MA, PhD
German Literature, Culture and Theory – PhD
Germanic Languages and Literatures – MA
History – MA, PhD
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology – MA, PhD
History of Art – MA, PhD
Information – MI
Information Studies – PhD
Italian Studies – MA, PhD
Language and Literacies EducationMA, MEd, PhD
Medieval Studies – MA, PhD
Museum Studies – MMSt
Music – MA, PhD
Religion – MA, PhD
Spanish – MA, PhD