Lecture 2. Global Discovery and Dissemination

created by:

Michelangelo Sabatino

from the module:

The Global Turn

We identify modes of knowledge creation and dissemination in different media over time. Whereas travel was the most important source of direct learning during the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century, the proliferation of printed matter and photography expanded the possibilities of learning from afar and was eventually even more radically transformed by the advent of the digital revolution. When travel was not possible, the plaster cast functioned as a surrogate, as did photographs, and folios.

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Lecture Notes