Chapters alphabetically by author

  • Journals and commonplace books of Jacob Corey, 1773-1802 (inclusive). B MS b240.1, Volume 6, Countway Library of Medicine.
  • Lambertus a S. Audomaro: Liber Floridus, Saint-Omer, 1121, f. 18v-19r
  • Clementinum, Prague, Baroque Library, picture taken by Bruno Delzant, License CC BY 2.0, detail.<>
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Adelman -- Networking: Information Circles the World



Boyd-Barrett, Oliver and Terhi Rantanen, eds. The Globalization of News. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998.


Baldasty, Gerald J. The Commercialization of News in the Nineteenth Century. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1992.


Black, Jeremy. The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.



Boyd-Barrett, Oliver. “‘Global’ News Agencies.” In The Globalization of News, edited by Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Terhi Rantanen, 19-34. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998.


------------. The international news agencies. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1980.


Desmond, Robert W. The Information Process: World News Reporting to the Twentieth Century. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1978.


Gonzalez, Juan and Joseph Torres. News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2011.


Headrick, Daniel R. The Invisible Weapon: Telecommunications and International Politics, 1851-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.


Humphrey, Carol Sue. “Coming of Age: The Growth of the American Media in the Nineteenth Century.” In The Rise of Western Journalism, 1815-1914: Essays on the Press in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States, edited by Ross F. Collins and E.M. Palmegiano, 173-201. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2007.


Richard R. John & Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb eds. Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.


Potter, Simon J. News and the British World: The Emergence of an Imperial Press System, 1876-1922. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003.


------------. “Webs, Networks, and Systems: Globalization and the Mass Media in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Empire.” Journal of British Studies 46/3 (2007): 621-646.


Pressman, Matthew. On Press: The Liberal Values that Shaped the News. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2018.


Rantanen, Tehri. "The Globalization of electronic news in the nineteenth century." Media Culture Society 19/4 (1997): 605-620.


-------------. “The Struggle for Control of Domestic News Markets (1).” In The Globalization of News, edited by Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Tehri Rantanen, 35-48. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998.


Read, Donald. The Power of News: The History of Reuters. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.


Schwartz, Dana. “Objective Representation: Photographs as Facts.” In Picturing the Past: Media, History, and Photography, edited by Bonnie Brennen and Hanno Hardt, 158-181. Urbana: The University of Illinois Press, 1999.


Silberstein-Loeb, Jonathan. The International Distribution of News: The Associated Press, Press Associations and Reuters, 1848-1947. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Smith, Anthony. The Newspaper: An International History. London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 1979.


Steel, John and Marcel Broersma, “Redefining Journalism During the Period of the Mass Press 1880-1920: An Introduction,” Media History 21/3 (2015): 235-7.


Tworek, Heidi., “The Creation of European News: News Agency Cooperation in Interwar Europe,” Journalism Studies 14/5 (2013): 730-742.


Winseck, Dwayne R. & Robert M. Pike. Communications and Empire: Media, Markets, and Globalization, 1860-1930. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2007.


Wu, Timothy. The Attention Merchants: The Epic Struggle to Get Inside Our Heads. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Blair -- Confluence: Information in Early Modern Europe

Agüera y Arcas, Blaise. 'Temporary Matrices and Elemental Punches in Gutenberg's DK type' in Incunabula and Their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century, edited by Kristian Jensen (London: The British Library, 2003), pp. 1-12.


Wolfgang Behringer, Wolfgang. “Communications Revolutions: A Historiographical Concept,” tr. Richard Deveson, German History 24:3 (2006), 333-74.


Eltjo Buringh, Medieval Manuscript Production in the Latin West Leiden: Brill, 2011


Blair, Ann. Too Much To Know: managing scholarly information before the modern age. Yale University Press, 2010.


Blair, Ann. "Printing and Humanism in the Work of Conrad Gessner," Renaissance Quarterly, 70:1 (2017), pp. 1-43


British Library.


Delbourgo, James, Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum (Cambridge MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017)


Findlen, Paula. Possessing nature : museums, collecting, and scientific culture in early modern Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.


Findlen, Paula, ed. Early modern things : objects and their histories, 1500-1800. New York: Routledge, 2012


Green, Jonathan and Frank McIntyre and Paul Needham. “The Shape of Incunable Survival and Statistical Estimation of Lost Editions
,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Vol. 105, No. 2 (June 2011), pp. 141-175


Krajewski, Markus. Paper machines :about cards & catalogs, 1548-1929, tr. Peter Krapp. MIT Press, 2011.


Kusukawa, Sachiko. Picturing the book of nature :image, text, and argument in sixteenth-century human anatomy and medical botany. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.


Hobbins, Daniel. Authorship and publicity before print :Jean Gerson and the transformation of late medieval learning. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.


Hannah Marcus, Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy, forthcoming 2020


Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke, eds., The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe 1450-1850. Connections and Comparisons. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2015.


McKitterick, David. Print, Manuscript, and the Search for Order 1450-1830 (CUP, 2003)


Needham, Paul. The Printer and thePardoner. an unrecorded indulgence printed by William Caxton (Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1986).


Pettegree, Andrew. The Book in the Renaissance. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010.


Christoph Reske, “Hat Johannes Gutenberg das Gießeninstrument erfunden? Mikroskopischer Typenvergleich an frühen Drucken,” Gutenberg Jahrbuch, 2015;


Rouse, Mary and Richard Rouse. Authentic witnesses : approaches to medieval texts and manuscripts (Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press 1991).


Rouse, Richard and Mary Rouse. Manuscripts and their makers : commercial book producers in medieval Paris, 1200-1500 (Turnhout: H. Miller, 2000).


Schobesberger, Nikolaus et al. “European Postal Networks,” in News Networks in Early Modern Europe ed. Joad Raymond and Noah Moxham (Leiden: Brill 2016), pp. 19-63.


Angus Vine, Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge, 2019; Eric White, Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible, 2017.

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Duguid -- Communication, Computation, and Information

Abbate, Janet. Inventing the Internet, 1999.

Arrow, Kenneth J. "Information and Economic Behavior" in K. Arrow ed., Collected Papers, 1984: 136-152.

Austrian, Geoffrey D. Herman Hollerith: Forgotten Giant of Information Processing, 1982

Babbage, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures, 1835

Babbage, Henry Provost. Babbage's Calculating Engines: A Collection of Papers, 1889.

Baran, Paul. "Potential Market Demand for Two-Way Information Services to the Home 1970-1990." Institute for the Future IFF-R-71-26.

Beniger, James R. The Control Revolution: Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society, 1986.

Berners-Lee, Tim, Robert Cailliau, Ari Luotonen, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, and Arthur Secret "The World-Wide Web." Communications of the ACM 37, no. 8 (1994): 76-82.

Berners-Lee, Tim, and Marl Fischetti. Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by its Inventor, 1999.

Billings, John S. "Mechanical Methods Used in Compiling Data of the 11th U.S. Census; with an Exhibition of a Machine." Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science August(1891): 407-409.

Buckland, M.K., and Liu, Z. "History of Information Science." Annual Review of Information Science and Technologyno. 30(1995): 385-416.

Bush, Vannevar. "As We May Think," Atlantic Monthly 176, no. 1 (1945): 101-108.

Campbell-Kelly, Martin, and William Aspray. The Computer: A History of the Information Machine, 1996.

Ceruzzi, Paul E. A History of Modern Computing, 2003.

Darnton, Robert. "An Early Information Society: News and Media in Eighteenth-Century Paris." American Historical Review 105, no. 1 (2000): 1-35.

Davies, Donald. " Proposal for a Digital Communication Network." NPL Report June (1966.

Duguid, Paul. "The Ageing of information: From Particular to Particulate." Journal of the History of Ideas 76, no. 3 (2015): 347-368.

Habermas, Jürgen. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, 1989.

Hartley, R.V.L. "Transmission of Information." Bell System Technical Journal 7, no. 3 (1928): 535-563

Hicks, Marie. Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost its Edge in Computing, 2017.

Hiltzik, Michael. Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age, 1999.

John, Richard. "Rendezvous with Information?: Computers and Communications Networks in the United States" Business History Review no. 75(Spring)(2001): 1-13.

Licklider, J.C.R., and Robert W. Taylor. "The Computer as a Communication Device." Science and Technology 76 April (1968): 21-41.

Mailland, Julien, and Kevin Driscoll, eds. Minitel: Welcome to the Internet, 2017.

Mattelart, Armand. The Information Society: An Introduction, 2001.

McLuhan, Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man, 1962.

Nora, Simon, & Alain Minc. L'Informatisation de la Société: Rapport à M. le Président de la République, 1978.

Otlet, Paul. Traité de Documentation: Le Livre sur le Livre, Theorie et Pratique, 1934.

Russell, Andrew L. Open Standards and the Internet Age: History, Ideology, and Networks, 2014.

Shannon, Claude, and Warren Weaver. The Mathematical Theory of Communication, 1949.

Wiener, Norbert. Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, 1948.

Weizenbaum. Joe. "Once More, the Computer Revolution." In The Microelectronics Revolution: The Complete Guide to New Technology and Its Impact, edited by Tom Forrester, 1981.

Wellisch, Hans. "From Information Science to Informatics: A Terminological Investigation." Journal of Librarianship 4, no 3 (1972): 157-187.

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Fitzgerald & Nappi -- Information in Early Modern East Asia

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Berry, Mary Elizabeth. Japan in Print: Information and Nation in the Early Modern Period, 2006.

Brokaw, Cynthia J. The Ledgers of Merit and Demerit: Social Change and Moral Order in Late Imperial China, 2014.

Brokaw, Cynthia J. and Kai-Wing Chow, eds., Printing & Book Culture in Late Imperial China, 2005.

Crossley, Pamela Kyle. “Manchu Education,” in Benjamin A. Elman and Alexander Woodside, eds., Education and Society in Late Imperial China, 1600-1900, 1994), 340-378

de Weert, Hilde, Information, Territory, and Networks: The Crisis and Maintenance of Empire in Song China, 2015.

Dennis, Joseph R. Writing, Publishing, and Reading Local Gazetteers in Imperial China, 1100-1700, 2015.

Elman, Benjamin A. Civil Examinations and Meritocracy in Late Imperial China, 2013.

Frumer, Yulia. Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan, 2018.

Harley, J. B. and David Woodward, eds., The History of Cartography Volume Two, Book Two: Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies, 1994.

Idema, Wilt L. ed., Books in Numbers: Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Harvard-Yenching Library, 2007.

Jami, Catherine. The Emperor’s New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722), 2012.

Marcon, Federico. The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan, 2015.

McDermott, Joseph P. A Social History of the Chinese Book: Books and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China, 2006.

Needham, Joseph, and Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 1: Paper and Printing , 1985.

Pitelka, Morgan. Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability, 2016.

Roberts, Luke S. Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan, 2012.

Schaeffer, Kurtis R., The Culture of the Book in Tibet, 2014.

Schlesinger, Jonathan. A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule, 2017.

Ghobrial -- Information Networks and the Making of a Global World


Aslanian, Sebouh David, ‘ “The Salt in a Merchant’s Letter”: The Culture of Julfan Correspondence in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean’, Journal of World History 19.2 (2008), 127-188.

Aslanian, Sebouh David.From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa (California, 2011.

Bethencourt, Francisco, and Florike Egmond, eds., Correspondence and Cultural Exchange in Europe, 1400-1700 (Cambridge, 2007.

Alexander Bevilacqua, The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment, 2018; Michael Carhart: Leibniz Discovers Asia: Social Networking in the Republic of Letters, 2019;

Clossey, Luke. Salvation and Globalization in the Early Jesuit Missions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Paula Findlen, ed., Athanasius Kircher, the Last Man Who Knew Everything, 2004;

Fox, Adam. ‘Printed Questionnaires, Research Networks, and the Discovery of the British Isles, 1650-1800’, The Historical Journal 53.3 (2010), pp. 593-621.

Ghobrial, John-Paul. The Whispers of Cities: Information Flows in Istanbul, London and Paris in the Age of William Trumbull (Oxford, 2013.

Gruzinski, Serge. What time is it there?: American and Islam at the Dawn of Modern Times (Polity Press, 2010), trans. Jean Birrell.

Miller, Peter N. Peiresc’s Mediterranean World (Harvard, 2015.

Ogborn, Miles. Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company (Chicago, 2007.

Robyn Radway, “Vernacular Diplomacy: The Culture of Sixteenth-Century Peace Keeping Strategies in the Ottoman-Habsburg Borderlands,” Archivum Ottomanicum 34 (2017): 193-204;

Sood, Gagan. “'Correspondence is equal to half a meeting': The Composition and Comprehension of Letters in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Eurasia," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 50.2-3 (2007), pp. 172-214.

Filippo de Vivo, “Microhistories of Long-Distance Information: Space, Movement and Agency in the Early Modern News,” in John-Paul Ghobrial, ed., Global History and Microhistory, Past and Present Supplement 14 (2019): 179-214.

Gitelman & Mullaney -- Nineteenth-Century Media Technologies

Anchordoguy, Marie . “Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Company (NTT) and the Building of a Telecommunications Industry in Japan.” The Business History Review 75, no. 3 (Autumn 2001): 507-541.

Baark, Erik, Lightning Wires: The Telegraph and China’s Technological Modernization, 1860-1890, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Behdad, Ali. “The Powerful Art of Qajar Photography: Orientalism and (Self)-Orientalizing in Nineteenth-Century Iran.” Iranian Studies 34, no. ¼ (2001): 141-151.

Carey, James. Communication as Culture: Essays on Media and Society. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989.

Chevedden, Paul E. “Making Light of Everything: Early Photography of the Middle East and Current Photomania.” Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 18, no. 2 (December 1984): 151-174.

Choudhury, Deep Kanta Lahiri. “Sinews of Panic and the Nerves of Empire: the Imagined State’s Entanglement with Information Panic, India c. 1880-1912.” Modern Asian Studies 38, No. 4 (2004): 965-1002.

Choudhury, Deep Kanta Lahiri. “Of Codes and Coda: Meaning in Telegraph Messages, circa 1850-1920.” Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung 35, no. 1 (2010): 127-139.

Gardney, Delphine. “Mécaniser l’écriture et photographier la parole: Utopies, monde du bureau et histoires de genre et de techniques.” Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales 3, no. 54 (May-June 1999): 587-614.

Guillory, John. “Genesis of the Media Concept.” Critical Inquiry 36, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 321–63.

Hockley, Allen. “Cameras, Photographs and Photography in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints.” Impressions, no. 23 (2001): 42-63.

Hunter, Janet. “Technology Transfer and the Gendering of Communications Work: Meiji Japan in Comparative Historical Perspective.” Social Science Japan Journal 14, No. 1 (Winter 2011): 1-20.

Mann, Michael . “The Deep Digital Divide: The Telephone in British India 1883-1933.” Historical Social Research 35, no. 1 (2010): 188-208.

Marx, Leo. “Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept.” Social Research 64 (Fall 1997): 965–88.

Mullaney, Thomas. The Chinese Typewriter: A History. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2017.

Mullaney, Thomas. “Semiotic Sovereignty: The 1871 Chinese Telegraph Code in Global Historical Perspective.” In Jing Tsu and Benjamin Elman, eds. Science and Republican China. [? Science and Technology in Modern China, 1880s - 1940s] Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Nunberg, Geoffrey. “Farewell to the Information Age,” 103-138, The Future of the Book. Ed. Geoffrey Nunberg. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Peng, Ying-Chen. “Lingering Between Tradition and Innovation: Photographic Portraits of Empress Dowager Cixi.” Ars Orientalis 43 (2013): 157-174.

Sadan, Mandy. “The Historical Visual Economy of Photography in Burma” Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 170, no. 2/3 (2014): 281-312.

Stein, Donna. "Three Photographic Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Iran." Muqarnas 6 (1989): 112-130.

Winseck, Dwayne R. and Robert M. Pike. Communication and Empire: Media, Markets, and Globalization, 1860-1930. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

Wue, Roberta. “The Mandarin at Home and Abroad: Picturing Li Hongzhang.” Ars Orientalis 43 (2013): 140-156.

Yasar, Kerim. Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Grafton -- Premodern Regimes and Practices

Ando, Clifford. Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 2000)

Barrett, Timothy. “Early European Papers / Contemporary Conservation Papers,” The Paper Conservator 13 (1989), 1–108

Bloom, Jonathan. Paper Before Print: The History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World (new Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001)

Carey, Socha .Pliny’s Catalogue of Culture: Art and Empire in the Natural History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Freedman,Paul. Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008)

Grafton , Anthony and Megan Williams, Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius and the Library of Caesarea (Cambridge, Masa., and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.

Hansen, Valerie. The Silk Road: A New History with Documents (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Kelly, Christopher. Ruling the Later Roman Empire (Cambridge, Masa., and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.

Liu,Xinrue. The Silk Road in World History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)

Müller,Lothar. White Magic: The Age of Paper, tr. Jessica Spengler (Cambridge and Malden, Mass.: Polity, 2014; repr. 2015)

Staccioli, Romolo Augusto. The Roads of the Romans (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003)

Wood, Frances The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002)

Head -- Records, Secretaries and the Information State

Georg Aebbtlin, Anführung Zu der Registratur=Kunst / Vorderist denen Hoch=Loblichen Herrschafften und Obrigkeiten zu underthänigen Bericht und Erinnerung... (Ulm, 1669).

Bayly, C. A. (1996). Empire and Information: Intelligence gathering and social communication in India, 1780-1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Blair, Ann (2010). Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Brendecke, Arndt (2016). The Empirical Empire: Spanish Colonial Rule and the Politics of Knowledge. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Brun, Peter (2006). Schrift und politisches Handeln : eine "zugeschriebene" Geschichte des Aargaus 1415-1425. Zurich: Chronos.

Cevolini, Alberto (2016). Forgetting Machines: Knowledge Management Evolution in Early Modern Europe. Leiden: Brill.

Delaborde, M. H.-François (1900). “Les Inventaires du Trésor des Chartes Dressés par Gérard de Montaigu,” in Notices et Extraits des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale et autres Bibliothèques, vol. 36, pt. 2. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale and Librarie C. Klincksieck.

De Vivo, Filippo (2007). Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Friedrich, Markus (2018). The Birth of the Archive: A History of Knowledge (Tr. John-Noël Dillon. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Head, Randolph (2019). Making Archives in Early Modern Europe: Proof, Information, and Political Record-Keeping, 1400-1700. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Headrick, Daniel (2000). When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution, 1700-1850. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Higgs, Edward (2004). The Information State in England: The Central Collection of Information on Citizens since 1500. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Kain, Roger and Baigent, Elizabeth (1984). The Cadastral Map in the Service of the State: A History of Property Mapping. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Koziol, Geoffrey (2012).  The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas: The West Frankish Kingdom (840-987). Turnhout: Brepols.

Krajewski, Markus (2011). Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929. Tr. Peter Krapp. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Makleff, Ron (2017). "Sovereignty and Silence: The Creation of a Myth of Archival Destruction, Liège, 1408,” Archival Journal [online], .

McLuhan, Marshall (1962). The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man.

Rodríguez de Diego, Jose Luís (2018). Memoria Escrita de la Monarquia Hispanica: Felipe II y Simancas.

Rück, Peter (1971). “Die Ordnung der herzoglich savoyischen Archive unter Amadeus VIII. (1398-1451).” Archivalische Zeitschrift, 67, 11-101.

Rusnock, Andrea (2002). Vital Accounts: Quantifying Health and Population in Eighteenth-Century England and France. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scott, James C. (1998). Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Soll, Jacob (2009). The Information Master: Jean-Baptiste Colbert's Secret State Intelligence System. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Teuscher, Simon (2012). Lords' Rights and Peasant Stories: Writing and the Formation of Tradition in the Later Middle Ages. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph (1995). Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston: Beacon Press.

Vismann, Cornelia (2008). Files: Law and media technology (Tr. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young). Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Yeo, Geoffrey (2018). Records, Information and Data: Exploring the role of record-keeping in an information culture.London: Facet.

Zwierlein, Cornel, ed. (2016). The Dark Side of Knowledge: Histories of Ignorance, 1400 to 1800. Leiden: Brill.

John & Tworek -- Publicity, Propaganda, and Public Opinion

Adorno, Theodor W., The Culture Industry, 1991.

Arthur Asseraf’s brand-new Electric News in Colonial Algeria (OUP, 2019)

Auerbach, Jonathan. Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion, 2015.

Bessner, Daniel. Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual, 2018.

Boghardt, Thomas. The Zimmerman Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I, 2012.

Brennan, James R. “International News in the Age of Empire” in Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet, edited by Richard R. John and Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, 2015, pp. 107-132.

Campbell, Timothy C. Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi, 2005.

Craig, Douglas B. Fireside Politics: Radio and Political Culture in the United States, 1920-1940, 2003.

Creel, George. How We Advertised America, 1920.

Cull, Nicholas J. The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945-1989, 2008.

Dewey, John. The Public and its Problems (1927.

Dickinson, Roger. ”Weber’s Sociology of the Press and Journalism: Continuities in Contemporary Sociologies of Journalists and the Media.” Max Weber Studies 13, no. 2 (2013): 197-215.

Douglas, Susan J. Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922, 1987.

Gary, Brett. The Nervous Liberals: Propaganda Anxieties from World War I to the Cold War (1999.

Goodman, David. Radio’s Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s, 2011.

Greenberg, David. Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency, 2016.

Guarneri, Julia. Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans, 2017.

Habermas, Jürgen. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, 1962, English translation 1989.

Hamilton, John Maxwell, and Heidi J. S. Tworek. “The Natural History of the News: An Epigenetic Study.” Journalism 18 (4): 391-407.

Headrick, Daniel R. The Invisible Weapon: Telecommunications and International Politics, 1851-1945, 1991.

Headrick, Daniel R., and Pascal Griset. “Submarine Telegraph Cables: Business and Politics, 1838-1939.” Business History Review 75, no. 3 (2001): 543-578.

Hills, Jill. The Struggle for Control of Global Communication: The Formative Century, 2002.

Hilmes, Michelle. Network Nations: A Transnational History of British and American Broadcasting, 2012.

Hobbs, Andrew. A Fleet Street in Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900, 2018.

Horkheimer, Max, and Theodor W. Adorno. Dialectic of Enlightenment, 1944.

Jenemann, David. Adorno in America, 2007.

John, Richard R. Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications, 2010.

John, Richard R. "The Public Image of the Universal Postal Union in the Anglophone World, 1874-1949" in Exorbitant Expectations: International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, edited by Jonas Bredenbach et al., 2018, p. 38-79.

John, Richard R. ““When Techno-Diplomacy Failed: Walter S. Rogers, the Universal Electrical Communications Union, and the Limitations of the International Telegraph Union as a Global Actor in the 1920s” in The International Telecommunications Union—A History: Transnational Techno-Diplomacy from the Telegraph to the Internet, forthcoming 2019.

Johnson, A. Ross. Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond, 2010.

Lacey, Kate. Feminine Frequencies: Gender, German Radio, and the Public Sphere, 1923-1945, 1996.

Lazarsfeld, Paul F. “An Episode in the History of Social Research: A Memoir” in The Intellectual Migration: Europe and America, 1930-1960 (1969), edited by Donald Fleming and Bernard Bailyn, pp. 270-337.

Lippmann, Walter, Liberty and the News, 1920.

Lippmann, Walter. The Phantom Public, 1925.

Lippmann, Walter, Public Opinion, 1922

Lommers, Suzanne. Europe—On Air: Interwar Projects for Radio Broadcasting, 2012.

Magder, Ted. “The Origins of International Agreements and Global Media: The Post, the Telegraph, and Wireless Communication before World War I” in Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy, edited by Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy, 2011, pp. 23-39

Müller, Simone M. Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks, 2016

Nerone, John. The Media and Public Life: A History, 2016.

Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth, The Spiral of Silence: Public Opinion--Our Social Skin, 1980; English translation 1984.

Nord, David Paul. “The Victorian City and the Urban Newspaper” in Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet, edited by Richard R. John and Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, 2015, pp. 73-106.

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