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Perusing the evolution of the book

The Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus hosted the Second Latin American SHARP Regional Conference: Print through the Ages: Writing, Reading, and Readers (15th -21st centuries) March 3-6, with scholars from several countries speaking on print and electronic books. In addition, four keynote conferences, plenary sessions, and an exhibition of antique books at the Cervantina Library were featured.
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Blanca López, PhD, head of the PhD in Humanistic Studies program at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus.


Mar 2, 2015

NEWS SERVICE / LUIS MARIO GARCÍA

The advent of electronic books has prompted researchers and scholars to begin exploring the repercussions of this change in reading habits and its impact on new generations.

This phenomenon, however, is not new, as over 500 years ago, the invention of the printing press also brought with it a new way of securing books and new reading habits also emerged, stated Blanca López, PhD, head of the PhD in Humanistic Studies program at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus.

These changes and other developments were analyzed at the "Second Latin American SHARP Regional Conference: Print through the Ages: Writing, Reading, and Readers (15th -21st centuries)" held March 3-6 at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, by scholars from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the United States, and Europe.

The main goal of the event was to take a look at the evolution of books in an era of political and cultural change and pinpoint the interests arising around them, as well as establish a comparative framework for books printed between the 15th and 21st centuries to track the specific development of printing in the region.

"Revisiting the past and reviewing events gives us a very clear idea of what could happen in the future and also explains today's developments," Dr. López stated.



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