It’s hard to believe – but our inaugural network conference took place a full five years ago in Freiburg! Since then, this blog has been in existence, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has contributed over the years. We are still convinced that it’s a good place to make […]

We’re happy to announce a new book, edited by Alexander Starre (blog administrator) and Heike Schaefer, one of our associated scholars. The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture: Medium, Object, Metaphor is now out with Palgrave Macmillan as part of their New Directions in Book History series. Book abstract: This essay collection explores the cultural […]

Cross-posting from DLA Marbach (Link) A cooperation of: Bielefeld University, Germany / German Literature Archive, Marbach, Germany / Linköping University, Sweden / The Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden General Remarks The Nobel Prize in Literature is the most widely known and most prestigious literature prize worldwide. Since its first distribution in 1901, the prize has established […]

Quaerendo (Brill, ISSN 1570-0690 https://brill.com/view/journals/qua/qua-overview.xml) invites you to submit a paper for possible inclusion in a special issue. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Quaerendo, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals on the history of books and manuscripts in Europe, especially but not exclusively the Low Countries and its neighbours. To commemorate this milestone […]

We would like to inform our followers and readers about this upcoming conference on reading in a digital Environment in Regensburg this fall. All relevant Information can be found here.

This CfP for an event which is funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung has been sent to us by our associated scholar Ute Schneider (JGU Mainz). Please note that the conference language is German and that this CfP is explicitly geared toward PhD students and early post-docs. Please share widely. Queries can be addressed directly to […]

The research project of the DFG collaborative research center 933 Material Text Cultures. Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic Societies, project A06 (The Paper Revolution in Late Mediaeval Europe. Comparative Investigations into Changing Technologies and Culture in ‘Social Space’) is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on 25th and 26th April 2019 in Heidelberg. The workshop, titled “Cultures du texte, […]

Literary Citizenship 25–27 September 2019, National Library of Norway, Oslo Call for papers (Extended!)  The history of the book is one of global and complex encounters, and the book trade has from its very outset been a transnational enterprise. Today, in part due to digitization, the production, distribution and consumption of books are becoming increasingly […]