Adrian Johns



Allan Grant Maclear Professor

Chair, Department of History

University of Chicago


History of the sciences; history of the book and other media; reading and its consequences; intellectual property and piracy from the Renaissance to the present; information and its control; Early Modern and Modern British history


Recent Works

The Science of Reading: Information, Media, and Mind in Modern America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2023).

After Hours: Historia Coelestis: Linda Hall Library, November 2022 (video).

Piracy in the Book Trade [essay review of Robert Darnton, Piracy and Publishing], American Historical Review 127:3 (September 2022), 1433-1435.


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