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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

  • Black, Alistair, and Bonnie Mak. "Locating Information History in History." Information and Power in History: Towards a Global Approach. . Ed. Ida Nijenhuis, Marijke van Faassen, Joris Gijsenbergh, Wim de Jong, and Ronald Sluijter. London: Routledge, 2019. forthcoming.

  • "Manuscript." Cambridge Critical Concepts: Technology and Literature. . Ed. Adam Hammond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. forthcoming.

  • Mak, Bonnie, and Julia Pollack. "Cataloguing." Transmissions: Critical Tactics for Making and Communicating Research. . Ed. Katrina Jungnickel. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2019. in press.

  • Mak, Bonnie, and Julia Pollack. "Research Box: Making Visible the Infrastructures of Knowledge." Boxes in Action: A Field Guide. . Ed. Susanne Bauer, Maria Rentetzi, and Martina Schlünder. Manchester: Mattering Press, 2019. in press.

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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