Monthly Archives: September 2013

Post-doc fellowship at LMU Munich

The DFG-Research Training Group Globalization and Literature. Representations, Transformations, Interventions established at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (Germany) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship starting in April, 2014, for up to 2 years. The contract with LMU Munich is issued according to the tariff pay group TVL 13. Additional funding for travel will also be available. The DFG […]

Library Science Talk: Ebooks: Has a Content Divide Replaced the Digital Divide ?

The Swiss National Library organises a Library Science Talk: Patrick Losinski (Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio, USA) will present a talk entitled “Ebooks : Has a Content Divide Replaced the Digital Divide ?”. He will talk on Monday October 14th at 3:30 pm at CERN in Geneva and on Tuesday October 15th at 3:30 pm at […]

Conference on Plagiarism, St. Gall/CH, 7-8 November 2013

The annual meeting of the Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG) will take place in St. Gall in November (7-8 November 2013). The topic of the meeting is “Das Plagiat” (plagiarism).  The conference will discuss plagiarism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, spanning the 18th to 21st centuries. While much of the program will be filled by […]

Conference: “Digital Humanities: Neue Herausforderungen für den Forschungsplatz Schweiz” (Digital Humanities: New challenges for Swiss research)

“Digital Humanities” is a growing field of research and teaching in Switzerland and it is beginning to institutionalize. The digital change – or can we use the term “digital turn”? – affects different aspects of research in Humanities. To discuss the challenges of the digital changes related to academic teaching and research, to research founding […]

Research Grants at JFKI Library in Berlin

The library of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin offers research grants to allow scholars to work with the extensive holdings of the library on site in Berlin-Dahlem. There are both full stipends extending 4-6 weeks and grants for guest-status scholars who wish to work in […]

Colloquium: Zukünfte der Literaturwissenschaft (Futures of Literary Studies) (LiLi-School FRIAS Freiburg, 17-19 October 2013)

The School of Language & Literature LiLi of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies FRIAS will hold its concluding colloquium “Zukünfte der Literaturwissenschaft” (futures of literary studies) from 17-19 October 2013. Organised by Werner Frick (Freiburg, LiLi Director) and Gesa von Essen (Freiburg, LiLi Scientific Coordinator), the colloquium addresses the following topics: the future of […]

Conference: Geschichtswissenschaften und Verlage im digitalen Zeitalter (Bern/CH, 15 November 2013), the professional portal of the historical sciences in Switzerland, will hold its annual conference on 15 November 2013 in Bern to discuss the future of historical sciences and publishers in the digital age. The conference aims to bring together actors involved in academic research as well as publishing to address changes in publishing (such […]

Freiburg conference report in H/Soz/Kult and abstracts now online!

We recently published a report on our Freiburg conference at H/Soz/Kult, the German online communication platform (aka Communication and Information Services for Historians). We took this opportunity to revisit our conference and have uploaded abstracts of the short papers held in Freiburg so you can get a better idea of the breadth of research presented […]

Call for Papers: Newspapers and Transculturality: New Approaches to Working with Historical Newspapers (Graduate Student Workshop, Heidelberg, 30-31 January 2014)

This Graduate Student Workshop organized by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the University of Heidelberg seeks to bring together scholars who are studying the history of newspapers or else intensively using historical newspapers as their primary sources. […] The conference would welcome contributions that will reach beyond national […]

Call for Papers: “The Gin and Whiskey of Literature”: The Dangers of Novel Reading (Panel at NeMLA, Harrisburg/PA, 3-6 April 2014)

Carolin Lange (German literature, University of Washington) and Marie Léger-St-Jean (English literature, University of Cambridge) are seeking contributions to a panel at the 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 3-6 April 2014 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Their projected panel will seek to contrast and compare the attitudes towards and economics of popular […]