While English-language students of book history and print culture have the tried and tested “Book History Reader” (eds. Finkelstein/McCleery, 2nd edition 2006) at their disposal, German-speaking students of Buchwissenschaft have so far not had access to a comparable collection of seminal texts. Thanks to a group of MA students of Buchwissenschaft at JGU Mainz in […]

We’re happy to share the following CfP for a joint workshop by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies (Mainz) and the Society of Early Americanists. The organizers explicitly invite papers addressing the intersection of “book history, print and material culture”. Deadline: February 15, 2018 Contact: Prof. Oliver Scheiding (scheiding@uni-mainz.de), Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany The discipline of early […]

Please take note of the following CfP for a conference hosted by the English Department at Göttingen University. The organizers welcome papers by doctoral candidates and postgraduates. Deadline: January 31, 2018 Contact: Marleen Knipping (marleen.knipping@phil.uni-goettingen.de; North American Studies, University of Göttingen) and Julia Kroll (julia.kroll@phil.uni-goettingen.de; Anglophone Literature and Culture, University of Göttingen) Interdisciplinary Conference “Glocal Places […]

This upcoming conference in Mainz, Germany will certainly be of interest to some of our followers and readers: Interdisciplinary Conference 7-9 December 2017 Department of Film Studies/Media Dramaturgy, Institute of Film, Theater and empirical Cultural Studies Venues: Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Atrium Maximum), Haus am Dom Mainz Organized by Alexandra Schneider, Marek Jancovic & […]

The St Andrews Book Conference: Print and Power 21-23 June 2018 Call for Papers In the early modern period print could make or break power. While scholars have focussed mainly on efforts by authorities to restrict the circulation of printed texts, civic and ecclesiastical authorities recognised the potential as well as the dangers of this […]

The lecture series series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog” will continue on December 5 with a lecture by Mark-Georg Dehrmann (Humboldt University zu Berlin). He will speak on „J.J.Chr. Bode und G.E. Lessing als Drucker und Verleger in Hamburg“. Johann Joachim Christoph Bode was a translator and, from 1766 on, owner […]

Our readers and followers may be interested in the new TIGRE event series in Paris, running from 6 October 2017 to 26 January 2018, on illustration. More information can be found here.