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Conference Review: Digital Humanities Summer School Switzerland

The Digital Humanities Summer School Switzerland took place from 26 to 29 July, organized by the University of Bern. You can find a conference review on infoclio.ch: http://www.infoclio.ch/de/node/41727.   Vom 26. bis am 29. Juni 2013 fand die Digital Humanities Summer School Switzerland, veranstaltet von der Universität Bern, statt. Den Bericht finden Sie auf infoclio.ch […]

Call for Papers: SHARP 2014 – “Religions of the Book” (Antwerp, 17-21 September 2014)

The 22nd annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will be held in Antwerp (Belgium), Wednesday 17 September through Sunday 21 September 2014. The program will take place at the University of Antwerp; events at different venues of book historical interest as well as preconference workshops/tours and excursions […]

Recommendation: Dagmar Riedel’s research blog on Islamic books

Conferences are not only a good place to hear about new research, they are also a prime opportunity to meet researchers in the field. The 2013 SHARP annual conference, held this year in Philadelphia, is a good example! I met the German scholar Dagmar Anne Riedel there. Riedel studied Islamic history as well as medieval […]

Book History Graduate Student Essay Prize 2013 goes to our associated scholar Birgitte Beck Pristed

At the 21st annual SHARP conference in Philadelphia, USA, Book History editors Jonathan Rose and Ezra Greenspan announced this year’s Book History Graduate Student Essay Prize. We are very pleased to share the news that the 2013 Essay Prize was awarded to our associated scholar Birgitte Beck Pristed for her article: “Glasnost Noire: The Soviet and […]

Conference Review: Network Conference for German Scholars of Book History and Print Culture (Freiburg, 9-10 May 2013)

A full report on our Network Conference for German Scholars of Book History and Print Culture | Netzwerk-Tagung für deutschsprachige Wissenschaftler_innen im Bereich Buch-, Schrift- und Druckgeschichte is now available at H-Soz-u-Kult. The report is in English and can be accessed here.

Call for Papers: The St Andrews Book Conference for 2014: Lost Books, 19-21 June 2014

Following his guest post on the internship program at the USTC, St Andrews, Jan Hillgärtner informs us that the call for the St Andrews Book Conference for 2014 on ‘Lost Books’ has just opened. From the call for papers: This conference will address the issue of how far this corpus of lost books can be […]

Conference on Incunabula (Wolfenbüttel, 11-13 November 2013)

The working group Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreis für Bibliotheks-, Buch- und Mediengeschichte will hold a 3-day conference on incunabula from November 11-13, 2013 in the famous Herzog August Bibliothek. The topic of the bilingual (English/German) conference is “Der gegenwärtige Stand der materiellen Aspekte in der Inkunabelforschung” (“The current state of incunabula research with a focus on materiality”). […]

Getting to Know Bibliographic Work and Cataloguing: Internship at USTC, University of St Andrews

Guest post by Jan Hillgärtner The Universal Short Title Catalogue Project at the University of St Andrews offers internships for students at postgraduate level who are interested in early modern history or book history and in gaining practical experience of the techniques of analytical bibliography. Jan Hillgärtner (Buchwissenschaft, Erlangen-Nürnberg) participated in the program in 2012. […]

Two positions for PhD-candidates in DFG research training group at the University of Göttingen

The research training group “Literature and the Dissemination of Literature in the Age of Digitization” is currently accepting applications by prospective PhD students from the fields of German Studies, English (American/British Studies), Comparative Literature, Romance Studies, and Scandinavian Studies (Deadline: Sep. 30, 2013). Successful applicants will receive a 3.5-year contract as research assistants (wiss. Mitarbeiter), which […]

Conference: Incunabula: Printing, Trading, Collecting, Cataloguing (10-12 September 2013, Milan)

The following conference announcement comes to us via Jan Hillgärtner (Buchwissenschaft, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): Mark your calendars for the 3-day international conference “Incunabula: Printing, Trading, Collecting, Cataloguing”, coming up this September. The conference will be held in Milan at the Centro di Ricerca Europeo Libro Editoria Biblioteca (CRELEB). Among others, Prof. Dr. Ursula Rautenberg (Erlangen) and […]