Time and Place: 1796: Lithography and the Mass Produced Image (V1448)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module introduces the making of reproducible graphic culture a century either side of the discovery of lithographic printing - a discovery that made it thinkable and - in time - achieveable to mass produce free-hand images, texts, and – crucially – image-text hybrids.

These developments were global in scope, and you analyse their transformative impact on images, texts, and objects made and sold in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain.

Here the co-existence of multiple printing technologies circa 1750-1850 is especially significant, for it provided a fertile environment for technological, artistic, and commercial experimentation with medium and message. 


50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: