We’re very pleased to share with you the final program of the conference “#Reading: Transforming Traditional Forms of Reception in the Digital Age” (“#Lesen – Transformationen traditioneller Rezeptionskonzepte im digitalen Zeitalter”). The conference is organized by the DFG-funded Research Training Group 1787 “Literature and Dissemination of Literature in the Digital Age” and takes place from September 29 […]

Guest post by Katharina Walter, Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory”, Humboldt-Universität Berlin The history of analogue printing and the question of its significance in an age of digital media are issues that, more than ever, exercise minds in both cultural and scientific fields of research as well as typographic practice. At […]


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 2016/17. 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 […]

Opening ceremonies: Ian Gadd (SHARP President) speaks (photographed by Jason Ensor, photo from Twitter).

Guest post by Jan Hillgärtner Over 400 delegates met up in Paris for the annual SHARP conference in July 2016, making it the biggest SHARP annual meeting so far. In over 100 panels, speakers presented their works and topics ranged from the study of incunabula, the book and reader between Renaissance and the modern day, […]

The city library of Ulm was founded in 1516. Several activities will be taking place on occasion of the 500th anniversary of the foundation, for instance a conference on Frater Felix Fabri (9-10 September), whose most important works are housed in the Stadtbibliothek Ulm. Further events include a discussion with Kathrin Passig (September 22) and […]

A workshop organized by the Cluster of Excellence “Europe and Asia in a Global Context” The sea has seen a recent resurgence in scholarly interest across history and literary studies, in part spurred by a desire to understand the processes and effects of globalisation in its historical and contemporary contexts. But the sea is no […]


Our associated scholar Charlotte Kempf has asked us to circulate this call for papers. Two research projects of the DFG collaborative research center 933 Material Text Cultures. Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic Societies, projects A06 (The Paper Revolution in Late Mediaeval Europe. Comparative Investigations into Changing Technologies and Culture in ‘Social Space’) and […]