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CANCELED - Before and Beyond Typography

April 24, 2020 (All day) to April 25, 2020 (All day)
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford, CA . 94305

Free and open to the public.

What becomes of our understanding of "graphics" when we dislodge the prefix "typo-" from its long-dominant position and place it alongside those of "chiro-", "xylo-," "litho-," "mimeo-," "xero-," "seri-," and other methods and technologies that have shaped the early modern and modem eras in profound ways?  This conference will track the dynamic interplay between technological change and non-typographic printing in those parts of the world where typographic printing was considered ill-suited to local writing systems and script cultures, including South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.  Conference speakers will examine the vitality of non-typographic publishing networks from the early modern era to the present.www.

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H&S Dean's Office, Stanford University Libraries, History, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford Text Technologies, Global Studies, American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), South Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, Communication, Art & Art History, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, African Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures.

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