TRB Podcast: Bonnie Mak at the TRB’s e-Reading Symposium

On March 31, Bonnie Mak delivered the keynote address at the TRB’s e-Reading Symposium, presented in collaboration with U of T’s Book History and Print Culture program and the Toronto Centre for the Book. Her lecture, entitled “Reading the ‘E’ in E-Reading,” examines the impact of new technologies on reader engagement and the future of the book. Listen and enjoy!


Bonnie Mak is an assistant professor of Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois, where she holds a joint appointment in the Program for Medieval Studies. She has received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Newberry Consortium for Renaissance Studies, and the Huntington Library. In 2007, she was appointed the inaugural Visiting Scholar of the Coach House Institute at the University of Toronto. Her book, How the Page Matters (UTP, 2011) explores the relationship between the materiality and mattering of the page from antiquity to the present day. Her next project is entitled, Implications of a Digital Revolution, and explores the consequences of the digital reconfiguration of historical sources—for scholarship and, more broadly, for the production of knowledge.