by Simone Zweifel (University of St.Gallen) Introduction Indexes were at the center of attention on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2017 in the Lecture Hall of the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Dennis Duncan (University of Oxford) organized the conference “The Book Index“, which looked at indexes from the classics to today, from different disciplinary […]

Prof. Dr. Marco Thomas Bosshard and his colleague Dr. Fernando Naharro are co-convening a conference about book fairs in Flensburg this month. Their DFG-funded research project “Buchmessen als Räume kultureller und ökonomischer Verhandlung” analyzes international book fairs as cultural, aesthetic and economic spaces with a focus on Mexico, Spain and Germany. Their inaugural conference will […]

Our new associated scholar Elizabeth Savage has alerted us to a very interesting CfP, that we gladly share below. Please note the deadline of June 30, 2017 for the submission of abstracts/posters. BLOCKS PLATES STONES: Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections 21 September 2017 (Senate House, London; reception at British Academy) Deadline: 30 June 2017, […]

We would like to invite our followers and readers to the following talk: Bill Bell: “Scotland was my Nation”: Reading, Migration, and Identity in the 19th Century which will take place in Mainz (Philosophicum, P5) on Tuesday May 23 at 12.15 pm. Bill Bell founded the Centre for the History of the Book at The […]

We cordially invite our readers and followers to a public lecture series held as a cooperation between the Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media – Book Studies and the Springer Verlag at JGU Mainz this summer term. All dates and infos can be found here.  

Guest post by Lena Hinrichsen and Mareike-Beatrice Stanke The fifth annual meeting of the IBG Young Scholars Network was hosted by the DFG Research Training Group “Literature and Dissemination of Literature in the Digital Age” in Göttingen (Germany) under the direction of Dr. Anke Vogel (Mainz) and Elisabeth Böker (Göttingen). The 1.5-day conference dealt with […]

How will we go about reading in another twenty, thirty or even fifty years? Will autonomously operating reading devices link up with one another and exchange information and stories tailored to the needs and reading habits of the user? Will readers vote via App on alternative endings of a multi-sensory novel? Will publishing houses become […]