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Old Media and the Medieval Concept: Book Launch

Date & time
Friday, October 22, 2021
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thora Brylowe, Brandon Hawk, Kathleen Kennedy, Jonathan M. Newman, Stephen Yeager


This event is free



Come and learn about the inaugural volume of Concordia University Press’ Media Before 1800 series, Old Media and the Medieval Concept. Edited by Thora Brylowe and Stephen Yeager, this ground-breaking collection of essays calls for a new, intermedial approach to old media periodizations and challenges the epochs of “medieval,” “modern,” and “digital” with the goal of enabling new modes of historical imagining. Contributors to the volume will speak about their essays, which explore the prehistory of digital computation; the ideology of media periodization; global media ecologies; the technics of manuscript tagging; the haptic negotiations of authority in medieval epistolarity; charisma; and pedagogy. The volume brings the fields of digital humanities, media studies, and medieval studies into closer alignment and provides opportunities for re-evaluating the media ecologies in which we live and work now.

Order a copy of Old Media and the Medieval Concept and save 20% by using code “Media20” at checkout. Canadian orders also receive free shipping. Visit:

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