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15th Century perspectives on media revolutions
15th Century perspectives on media revolutions

15th Century perspectives on media revolutions

Had a brilliant time last night: first at Social Media Club London and then at a works do in Brighton.

Obviously, what happened at the former is more on topic for this blog than the latter…

Thanks to Lloyd Davis and Ronna Porter, co-convenors of the and to Search Latitiude who, thanks to Jackie Danicki provided first class hospitality.

Ian Delaney’s done a good job of summarising some of the key points from my rambling monologue at the start – which saves some time.

Me key source and continuing inspiration is a book I’ve been nursing, dog-earing, re-reading and mulling for well over a year now, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe by Elizabeth Eisenstein (you can also look at excerpts on Google Books). Another great resource if you’re thinking about media revolutions is the In Our Time podcast: Seventeenth Century Print Culture from a couple of years ago.

Anyhow, have some thoughts on the boil based around the discussion in a couple of other posts which will be up this evening / tomorrow,. In the meantime here are the thoughts of some of the other Social Media Club-ists…

(Broadstuff and Jenny Brown have also put up posts on the session)