Conference: Books in Motion

In August, we announced Daniel Bellingradt‘s plans for the conference “Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption”, which will take place in Gotha this May. An update of the conference announcement was published in February. We are pleased to announce that the full program has now been released. Scholars who wish to attend the conference can register by email; places are limited. The conference fee is 25 €.

A brief conference report by guest contributor PhD candidate André Bochynski (University of Erfurt) will be published here following the conference.

Conference program (click here for PDF version):

Venue: ‘Spiegelsaal’ at Friedenstein Palace, Gotha

 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

5.00-5.15 Welcome (‘Spiegelsaal’ at Friedenstein Palace) Martin Mulsow, Director of the Gotha Research Centre, Daniel Bellingradt and Jeroen Salman, Organisers

5.15-5.30 Introduction: Books in motion. Book history in motion (Daniel Bellingradt, Jeroen Salman)

5.30-6.15 Evening lecture: The European identity of ‘Joannis MiltonI Angli Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio’, 1651 (Joad Raymond, London)

 

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Session 1: Production (Chair: Daniel Bellingradt, Erfurt)

9.00-9.45 First woman in the process of book production in Livonia: the case of Ursula Krüger and Daniel Hermann, 1614-1615 (Kristi Viiding, Tartu)

9.45-10.15 Creating the nation’s nature: Jan Christiaan Sepp’s Publishing projects on the flora and fauna of the Netherlands,1760-1811 (Esther van Gelder, Utrecht)

10.30-11.15 Promoting the Counter-Reformation in provincial France: Printing and book selling in sixteenth-century Verdun (Malcolm Walsby, Rennes)

11.15-12.00 Conrad Gessner and the making of a universal library (Paul Nelles, Ottawa)

1.45-2.30 Signs of Life. European printed genealogical diagramms from 1450-1800 (Giles Bergel, Oxford)

2.30-3.15 Paper networks. Cooperation and competition of paper trade networks in the eighteenth-century (Daniel Bellingradt, Erfurt)

3.30-4.15 Shaping new tastes: Ottoman book market and the Muteferrika Press, 1726-1746 (Orlin Sabev, Sofia)

4.15-5.00 Session discussant Andrew Pettegree (St. Andrews) and General discussion

 

Session 2: Circulation (Chair: Martin Mulsow, Gotha)

5.15-6.00 Printing laws in the fifteenth-century: A case study of the interactions between printing and crown (Benito Rial Costas, Madrid)

6.00-6.45 Vienna as focus of the book trade in the Habsburg Monarchy in the eighteenth-century (Johannes Frimmel, Munich)

 

Friday, May 30 2014

Session 2, cont.

9.00-9.45 Links between newspapers and the book trade. The case of an early media tycoon in late eighteenth-century Central Europe (Andreas Golob, Graz)

9.45-10.30 The dynamics between word and image in Dutch News periodicals, c. 1650-1750: Publishers and artists of title prints as a case (Joop W. Koopmans, Groningen)

10.45-11.30 The paradox of scientific progress. The dissemination of popular medical books in the Dutch Republic (Jeroen Salman, Utrecht)

11.30-12.15 Procès Romanesque.The suspicious death of Théodore Rilliet de Saussure and the crisis of European publishing, 1777-1789 (Mark Curran, London)

2.00-2.45 The market for heterodox religious books, 1600-1670 (Leigh Penman, Oxford)

2.45-3.30 Session discussant: Joad Raymond (London) and General discussion

 

Session 3: Consumption (Chair: Jeroen Salman, Utrecht)

4.00-4.45 A German reader of Mariken van Nieumeghen and other middle Dutch tracts (Arjan van Dixhoorn, Gent/Utrecht)

4.45-5.30 Pocket books and portable writing in Eighteenth-Century England and Wales (Stephen Colclough, Bangor)

 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

9.00-9.45 Between trade and scholarship: English books and Baltic Readers (Mark Bland, Leicester)

9.45-10.30 Ecclesiastical manuals in Lutheran countries, c. 1530-1830 (Jürgen Beyer, Tartu)

10.45-11.30 Books and book ownership in the Dutch Atlantic world (Michiel van Groesen, Amsterdam)

11.30-12.15 Tracing the source: ways of referencing in Dutch manuscript miscellanies, 1550-1850 (Nelleke Moser, Amsterdam)

1.00-1.45 Printed in Europe, consumed in Ottoman lands: the export and reception of European books in the Middle East, 1514-1842 (Geoffrey Roper, London)

1.45-2.30 Session discussant: Martin Mulsow (Gotha) and general closing discussion

 

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