Cross-listed Courses

All of the courses on the list below can be used to satisfy the cross-listed electives requirement for BHPC Master’s students, including courses outside the student’s home unit.

There may be eligible elective courses in participating BHPC programs that aren’t yet cross-listed here. Students who wish to count any as-yet unlisted courses toward their BHPC electives requirement should email the Program Co-ordinator with details of the course in question; eligible courses will be added to the list below. Courses from graduate units which aren’t part of BHPC may also be considered, provided those courses have a demonstrable connection to the study of book history.

Please note that at the time of posting, this information is provisional in the case of some units, and not yet available in the case of others (in which case the previous year’s offerings are still displayed). The inclusion of any given course in this list does not guarantee its availability to students outside the unit concerned.


Art History (2023–2024)

FAH1127H: Early Medieval Art

FAH1205H: Early Modern Intermediality

FAH1210H: Chinese Painting: Objects, Theories, Methods

FAH1220H: Multi-Media Transmorphism: The Many Arts of the Netherlandish Renaissance

FAH1410H: Artwriting

FAH1416H: Art History and the Digital

FAH1960H: Indigenous Art, Land, and Material Relations in the Great Lakes

FAH2041H: Greek Vases at the Royal Ontario Museum

FAH2060H: Artisans and Artists in the Ancient World


Classics (2023–2024)

GRK1000H: Advanced Greek Language

GRK1800H: Special Topics in Greek Literature (Language-Intensive)

LAT1000H: Advanced Latin Language

LAT1800H: Special Topics in Latin Literature (Language-Intensive)

CLA5004H: Studies in Greek Poetry: Women’s Writing in the Classical Tradition

CLA5018H: Roman Imperialism

CLA5021H: Classics and Translation

CLA5028H: Economics, Ethics and the Classics


Comparative Literature (2024–2025)

COL5018H: Gender, Life-Writing, and Agency

COL5086H: Literature, Culture and Contact in Medieval Iberia

COL5100H: The Late Barthes: The Neutral, Mourning, and Photography

COL5122H: Text and Digital Media

COL5124H: Public Reading

COL5136H: Space, Place and Power

JFC5129H: Performative Autobiographical Acts: Personal and Political Testimonials


East Asian Studies (2023–2024)

EAS1530H: Sound Matters

EAS1496H: History of the Chinese Book

EAS1411H: Art and Archaeology of Early China

EAS1412H: Special Topics in Archaeology of Ancient China: Technology and Material Cultures of Ancient China


English (2024–2025)

ENG1101H Cultural Memory/Cultural Organizing

ENG3100H Cinema of Refusal: Inuit Modernity and Visual Sovereignty

ENG4400H Modern South Asia in Literature and Media

ENG5100H Digital Humanities Practicum: Records of Early English Drama, 1325–1642

ENG5102H Reception of the Classics in Middle English Literature

ENG5103H Writing the Self in Late Medieval England: Thomas Hoccleve and Margery Kempe

ENG5203H Shakespeare’s Theatrical (After)Lives

ENG5300H Being There: Liveness and Presence, 1750–1830

ENG5401H Aesthetics and Ethics: The Late Victorians

ENG5501H Social Robots in the Cultural Imagination

ENG5502H Against the Law: Writing and Reading Male Homosexuality in Post-War England

ENG6552H Law and Literature

ENG7105H Destroying the City: Vandalism Past & Present


French (2023–2024)

FRE1203H: Séminaire de littérature II: Périodes

FRE1204H: Séminaire de littérature III: Genres

FRE2099H: Roman et document dans l’extrême contemporain

FRE2105H: Écriture du moi : de la représentation textuelle à la représentation visuelle du sujet écrivant

FRE2109H: Histoire des pratiques littéraires et culturelles des femmes au Québec (1830-1960)

FRE2202H: Littérature et presse au Québec (XXe-XXIe siècles)

JFC1813H: Literature of Contact and Anthropological Thought, 16th-18th Century

JFC5105H: Collections of Knowledge: Encyclopedism and Travel Literature in Early Modern Europe (1500-1800)

JFC5129H: Performative Autobiographical Acts: Personal and Political Testimonials

JFF1102H: Animages / Animots / Animotions: Mediating Animals


German (2024–2025)

GER1000H: German Studies Seminar: Culture, Theory, Text

GER1050H: Methods in Yiddish

GER1661H: Modernism in Context


History (2023–2024)

HIS1001H:  Topics in History: Jews of the Premodern Islamic World

HIS1012H: Indigenous and Decolonial Science and Technology Studies

HIS1015H: Oral History Theory and Practice

HIS1017H:  History and Social Media: Critical Histories for Big Publics

HIS1031H:  Images as History: photography, historical method, and conceptualizing visuality

HIS1032H: Modernity and Its Visual Cultures

HIS1289H: The Cold War through Its Archives

HIS1416H: Early Modern English Popular Culture

HIS1662H: Rethinking Modernity through Japan


History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2024–2025)

HPS3010H: Social Epistemology

HPS4011H: Cognitive Technologies: Philosophical Issues and Debates

HPS4020H: Postcolonialism and the Global Turn in Science & Technology Studies

HPS4103H: The Technological Underground: New Methods in History of Technology

HPS4110H: Medicine, Science, and Mobility in the Mediterranean World


Information (2023–2024; Master of Information and Master of Museum Studies programs)

INF1321H: Representing, Documenting, and Accessing the Cultural Record

INF1322H: Communities and Values

INF1323H: The Information Experience

INF1330H: Archives Concepts and Issues

INF1501H: Culture & Technology I

INF2120H: Conservation and Preservation of Recorded Information

INF2121H: Specialized Archives

INF2122H: Digital Preservation and Curation

INF2123H: Black Studies and the Archive

INF2127H: Collections Development, Evaluation, and Management

INF2159H: Analytic and Historical Bibliography

INF2160H: Global Manuscript Traditions

INF2162H: Rare Books and Manuscripts

INF2172H: Readers’ Advisory: Reference Work and Resources

INF2174H: Histories of Records and Archives

INF2181H: Information Policy, Regulation, and Law

INF2228H: The Future of Things: Digitization and Remediation

INF2234H: Academic Librarianship

INF2240H: Political Economy and Cultural Studies of Information

INF2241H: Critical Making: Information Studies, Social Values, and Physical Computing

INF2243H: Critical Histories of Information and Communication Technologies

INF2320H: Remix Culture

INF2331H: The Future of the Book

INF2408H: Cold War History of Books, Librarianship, and Publishing

INF2409H: Comparative Information Traditions: Islamic Civilization

INF3009H: Theory and History of Media Technology

INF3014H: Cultural Interpretive Methods for Media

MSL2326H: Artifact, Audience, Text: Writing in the Museum

MSL2331H: The Museum Exhibition: Histories, Practices, Genres

MSL2370H: Museums and Cultural Heritage: Context and Critical Issues


Italian Studies (2023–2024)

ITA1200H: Dante

ITA1553H: Renaissance Crossroads: Tales of Exchange in Pre-modern Italy

ITA1775H: Italian Modernism

ITA1830: Editing 900: Leonardo Sciascia, His World, His Archive

ITA2041H: Directed Research Topic [M. Zaccarello on Textual Scholarship]


Medieval Studies (2024–2025)

MST1104H: Latin Paleography I

MST1105H: Latin Paleography II

MST1107H: Latin Textual Criticism

MST1110H: Diplomatics and Diplomatic Editing

MST 1117H: Medieval English Handwriting 1300–1500

MST1388H: The Junius Manuscript: Old Testament Narratives

MST3123H: Medieval Medicine

MST3135H: Digital Old English

MST3501H: Introduction to the Medieval Western Christian Liturgy

MST3603H: Society and Literature in Medieval Spain


Music (2023–2024)

MUS1000H: Introduction to Music Research

MUS3610H: Music Entrepreneurship: Music & Cities

MUS3630H: Interactive Music and Sound for Video Games

MST3501H: Introduction to the Medieval Western Christian Liturgy

JDM3619H: Digital Media Distribution


Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations (2023–2024)

NMC2003H: Topics in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations: Directed Research in Islamicate Codicology

NMC2056H: Readings in Qu’ran and Tafsir

NMC2129H: Islamicate Codicology

NMC2204Y: Avestan

NMC2180H: Iranian Modernity

NMC2331Y: Ottoman Palaeography and Diplomatics


Religion (2023–2024)

RLG1004H: Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity Gateway Seminar

RLG3200H: Politics of Bible Translation

RLG3228H: Social History of the Jesus Movement

RLG3290H: Words and Worship

RLG3763H: Readings in Sanskrit Philosophy

JPR2058H / JPR458H: Postsecular Political Thought: Religion, Radicalism, and the Limits of Liberalism

NMC2056H: Readings in Qu’ran and Tafsir


Slavic Languages & Literatures (2023–2024)

SLA1039H: Kyiv-Kiev-Kijow: A City and the Text

SLA 1223H: Introduction to Russian Poetry and Poetics

JLV5134H: Theories of the Novel


Spanish & Portuguese (2023–2024)

SPA2152H: Cervantes’ Don Quixote

MST3604H: Medieval Culinary Cultures