Audio recording of event on 11 April 2017
Dr Juliet Shields is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is also the 2016-2017 Fulbright-National Library of Scotland scholar.
In this talk, Dr Shields examines a few of the fascinating 18th- and 19th- century commonplace books held at the National Library.
What does this early form of social media tell us about the people who used these books and why they used them? And what might 'commonplacing' reveal about our use of social media today?
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