It’s hard to believe – but our inaugural network conference took place a full five years ago in Freiburg! Since then, this blog has been in existence, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has contributed over the years. We are still convinced that it’s a good place to make […]

Our network member Ute Schneider has asked us to share this CfP with our followers and readers. Conference: Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, 16-18 September 2020, sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation Concept and organisation: Prof. Dr. Ursula Rautenberg (Buchwissenschaft, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider (Buchwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) Six young researchers (PhD students and postdocs, […]

We are pleased to share this announcement from our network member Daniel Bellingradt. This special issue focuses on Italian and German historiographies and aims to contribute to establishing a theoretical framework for a history of early modern communication. The introduction by Daniel Bellingradt and Massimo Rospocher addresses why focusing on past communication allows the historian […]

This book is devoted to the trade of paper in Europe’s first period of paper. As is commonly known, the first European paper period started with trade imports of paper by papermakers and via Arab trade contacts from the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and thrived in early thirteenth centuryon the Iberian Peninsula and in Italy.

Medium Buch. Wolfenbütteler interdisziplinäre Forschungen Herausgegeben vom Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreis für Bibliotheks-, Buch- und Mediengeschichte. For the 2020 issue, researchers are invited to contribute to the topic “Presenting the book in the digital world”. Books have been read and collected for centuries, but have also been used to present one’s own person, mainly their inner life […]

This catalogue of all printers, bookbinders, booksellers and publishers in Bohemia and its capital Prague (1749-1848) is a follow-up to the reference work Buchwesen in Wien 1750-1850 by Peter R. Frank and Johannes Frimmel. In addition to the companies and their owners, extensive data has been collected on very small businesses and their employees, without […]

Since 2011, the Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG) has annually published KODEX. The ninth volume was co-edited by Christian Benne (Copenhagen) and Carlos Spoerhase (Bielefeld) and deals with the theme of materiality and features contributions by scholars from a variety of related disciplines. Contributors include André Schüller-Zwierlein, Viola Hildebrand-Schat, Tobias Heyl, Philip Ajouri and Petra Feuerstein-Herz. […]

Guest post by Ute Schneider, Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media / Book Studies, JGU Mainz In the series “Ästhetik des Buches” (Wallstein Verlag), an attractive little volume has been published in which the photography historian Steffen Siegel, Essen, reconstructs the history of photography from the history of the photo book. It is based […]