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Doctoral Program

All candidates must fulfill the degree requirements of the unit in which they are enrolled. If they have not already taken BKS1001HF at the master’s level, they will be required to take it as a prerequisite or corequisite to the two core doctoral courses: the advanced seminar, BKS2000H, and the Practicum, BKS2001H. The Practicum should be completed by the end of the student’s coursework within the home unit and should serve as a bridge from coursework to the dissertation. The dissertation topic will be in the area of book history and print culture, broadly understood. The advisory committee will include at least one faculty member affiliated with BHPC, and students are encouraged, but not required, to seek representation on the committee from outside the home unit. At the beginning of each year the Director meets with each incoming doctoral student to discuss plans for the coming year and for the program in general, as well as longer term goals.The program may be completed on a flex-time basis only by Faculty of Information students registered for the Information flex-time Ph.D.

BKS1001HF and BKS2000H will count towards coursework requirements for the PhD in the home unit and will not be taken in addition to the home unit’s program requirements. (BKS2001H will not count towards coursework requirements for the PhD in the home unit and will be taken in addition to the home unit’s program requirements.)

Travaux et thèses peuvent être soumis en français, avec l’approbation des instructeurs et/ou du département d’attache. Les étudiants travaillant en domaine français sont spécialement encouragés à le faire.

Upcoming Events

  1. Orientation for incoming students

    Monday, September 25 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. The Sixth Annual J. R. de J. Jackson Lecture: Lisa Gitelman (New York University), title to be announced

    Thursday, September 28 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  3. Jessica Brantley (Yale University), title to be announced

    Thursday, November 2 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. Librorum

    Wednesday, December 6 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  5. Alexandra Gillespie (University of Toronto), “What Was the Cost of Books in Chaucer’s Time?”

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

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