Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Mapping Important Sites in the History of Writing Across Time and Cultures

Class

Article

College

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Joyce Kinkead

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The history of writing reaches across thousands of years and sites all around the world. From ancient Chinese oracle bones to the literacy-inducing Hawaiian printing presses and more, the development and complexity of writing can be found around the globe. However, no comprehensive compilation of these important sites currently exists. Dr. Joyce Kinkead is writing a book, A Writing Studies Primer, about the history of writing across time and cultures. To accompany her research and book chapters, I created a website to digitally document important sites relating to the origins and development of writing. As a Technical Communication major, I am able to use my knowledge of design principles to effectively display this significant history. The web design process included sorting large amounts of information, designing an efficient layout, and creating a customized Google Map. The digital documentation of these sites makes this information more accessible to academics, students, or tourists who may want to research or visit these historic places.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

4-12-2018 10:15 AM

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Mapping Important Sites in the History of Writing Across Time and Cultures

The South Atrium

The history of writing reaches across thousands of years and sites all around the world. From ancient Chinese oracle bones to the literacy-inducing Hawaiian printing presses and more, the development and complexity of writing can be found around the globe. However, no comprehensive compilation of these important sites currently exists. Dr. Joyce Kinkead is writing a book, A Writing Studies Primer, about the history of writing across time and cultures. To accompany her research and book chapters, I created a website to digitally document important sites relating to the origins and development of writing. As a Technical Communication major, I am able to use my knowledge of design principles to effectively display this significant history. The web design process included sorting large amounts of information, designing an efficient layout, and creating a customized Google Map. The digital documentation of these sites makes this information more accessible to academics, students, or tourists who may want to research or visit these historic places.