2018 marks the 550th anniversary of Gutenberg’s death. To celebrate Gutenberg and his achievements, Mainz (and other cities and institutions) are organizing a number of events, conferences, etc. The kick-off will take place in two weeks’ time at JGU Mainz with this year’s Mainz Colloquium dedicated to Gutenberg (26 January ). Program A two-day conference […]

The international conference “Lektüreabbruch – Anschlußlektüren: Journale lesen” (“Interrupted Reading – Follow-on Readings: Reading Journals”) will take place from 17-19 September 2018 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. It will be organized by DFG Research Unit 2288, Journal Literature, in the framework of the programme priority “Coherence/interruption”. The aim of the conference is to examine journals of […]

Kodex is the annual publication of the Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG), based in Munich (more information here), published by Harrassowitz in Wiesbaden. The newest issue (volume 7) was published late last year, containing contributions from the 17th annual IBG conference, which was held in Stuttgart in July 2016 – we posted the CfP on our […]

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 & […]