Gutenberg’s effects on universities

  title={Gutenberg’s effects on universities},
  author={Gavin Moodie},
  journal={History of Education},
  pages={450 - 467}
  • G. Moodie
  • Published 4 July 2014
  • Education
  • History of Education
This article considers the effects on universities of Gutenberg’s invention of printing. It considers four major effects: the gradual displacement of Latin as the language of scholarship with vernacular languages, the expansion and eventual opening of libraries, major changes to curriculum, and major changes to pedagogy including lectures. The paper does not find that the ubiquity of books changed the role of university teachers as was proposed in the late fifteenth century. The paper also… 

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