The Centre for the Book is the only research institution of its kind in Australasia. We are widely regarded as the epicentre of print culture research. Our research forms part of a small and highly prestigious network of like entities in Toronto, London, Washington D.C., Edinburgh, Oxford and Madison, Wisconsin.
The information age is unquestionably here, and has initiated a revolution in the way we connect and communicate.We seek to harness the excitement of this new era and – founded on diverse theoretical traditions and understandings from print culture history – to make sense of the heady times in which we now live.
From ‘blooks’ (blogs that become books) to twitter novellas, the ‘Kindle’ and ‘iPad’, and the growing phenomenon of interlinkages between screen media and books, we examine the way print fits into the landscape of modern media and contributes vitally to cultural life. The Centre for The Book looks at the content of books and books themselves – both old and new.
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