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 […]

The Leipzig-based Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library) invites internet users to visit their first-ever online exhibit. The exhibit “Signs – Books – Networks” covers 5,000 years of media history, presenting over 1,800 different objects relating to the history of communication, and is available in German and English. The exhibit […]

Adapted from the press release on http://www.palgrave.com In 2015, Evanghelia Stead convened a conference on “Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects” in Freiburg at FRIAS (see our conference report here). A few weeks ago, a volume with the same title was published in Palgrave’s series “New Directions in Book History”. The book, edited by […]

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 […]