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Bonnie Mak

Associate Professor of Medieval Studies and History

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Bonnie Mak is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois. She holds 0% appointments in History and Medieval Studies.

Research Description

  • Manuscript, print, and digital cultures; the production and circulation of knowledge; information history; manuscript studies; book history; history of science; medieval and early modern collecting; history of archives and libraries.


  • PhD, Medieval institute, University of Notre Dame.

Distinctions / Awards

  • List of Teachers Rated as Excellent; University of Illinois (2019, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2011, 2010).
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Humanities and Information; The Pennsylvania State University (2015–16).
  • Faculty Fellow, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; University of Illinois (2012–13).


  • History of the Book
  • Information History
  • Libraries, Information, Society



  • How the Page Matters. . Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Book Contributions

Edited Books

  • Foscarini, Fiorella, Heather MacNeil, Bonnie Mak, and Gillian Oliver, eds. Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories & Theories. . London: Facet Publishing, 2016.

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