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We underline (particularly if we are students of harried book-reviewers). Sometimes we scribble a note in the margin. But how few of us write marginalia in Erasmus's or Coleridge's sense, how few of us annotate with copious rigor. - George Steiner, The Uncommon Reader

Marginalia is the act of writing in margins.

Le Souffleur by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, 1734

A Definition

The Early Literate Elite

Forms of Marginalia



Reader's Signs


Footnotes & Citation

Paper Production

Benjamin? Palimpsest Scarcity techniques

Mediatic Etymological Approach

What Is It About Books?

Marginalia as an Archaeology of Ideas

documenting ideas through changing technologies

The Contemplation of Death