Guest post by Lena Hinrichsen and Mareike-Beatrice Stanke, JGU Mainz The 18th annual IBG Conference from 20th to 22nd September dealt with “The Future of Reading”. In 14 presentations and workshops the relevance of reading, its future possibilities and effects of digitalization were discussed. The first presentation by Henning Lobin (University Gießen) discussed the Fourth […]

We are happy to share the following publication announcements of our associated scholar Prof. Daniel Bellingradt: Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption Published in Palgrave’s “New Directions in Book History” series, “Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption” presents and explores a challenging new […]

We’re happy to share this announcement for the international conference “Visual Design: The Periodical Page as a Designed Surface”, hosted by the DFG research unit 2288 “Journalliteratur“ 23.-25. November 2017, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) The conference „Visual design: the periodical page as a designed  surface“ is concerned with the visual design of the Journal, taken to  mean […]

The organizers of the lecture series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog” have just announced the schedule for the upcoming academic year 2017/18. Initiated in 2014 by the Berlin State Library and the research group “Arbeitskreis Materialität der Literatur”, the lecture series has become a popular forum for showcasing ongoing work that links the […]

The Austrian Academy of Science (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)”, the largest institution of fundamental research outside of universities in Austria, has a position to fill in „Digital History“. The position is located at the „Institut für Neuzeit- und Zeitgeschichtsforschung (INZ)“, which has a focus on modern history, especially in the field of historical editions and […]

Medieval manuscript fragments and single leaves can be found in many libraries all over the world. However, they are hardly researched, which may have to do with the character of the sources and the fact that they are often not or poorly catalogued. Fragmentarium aims to increase the awareness as well as the accessibility of […]

The GRAINES summer school 2017 will be held from September 5-8 at the University of Basel (Departement für Geschichte). It engages with the digital turn in History and will discuss “the implications of digital history” on research projects of PhD students. Topics will be the collecting and handling of digital sources as well as their […]