Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Conference report: Learning to Read: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Mainz, May 8-9; graduate student conference)

Guest post by Leonie Schwab, graduate student at the Institute for Book Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz Reading is an essential part of our information culture. But how do children learn to read? As this specific topic is not part of the curriculum of the graduate degree in book studies at the University of Mainz, eight […]

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Event: “Digital Communication and the Media Future of the Humanities” (FU Berlin, June 30, 2014)

Pursuing a range of issues similar to last month’s conference on the book in the humanities at HU Berlin, the Department of Culture at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at FU Berlin is hosting a roundtable on the impact of digital technologies on knowledge production and publishing in the humanities. Kathleen […]

Conference Report: “Geist im Buch” (Humboldt Universität Berlin, April 3-5, 2014)

Debates about the supposedly imminent death of the book have been raging at least since the early 1990s, first in the press and now with increasing frequency in academia. Very often, commentators present monolithic views of the current and future fate of the book, failing to distinguish between the function of printed texts within distinct […]

Conference: Digital Humanities Conference 2014, Lausanne

The Digital Humanities Conference 2014 (DH2014), the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), will take place in Lausanne (Switzerland) from July 7 to 12, 2014. The main theme of the DH2014 is “Digital Cultural Empowerment”. Parts of the Conference are pre-conference workshops, which will be held from July 7 to […]

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PhD scholarships: Practices of Literature, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

  The Graduate School Practices of Literature at the University of Münster (Germany) offers a structured doctoral program in Literary Studies, with a possibility to focus on Book Studies as well. Research focuses on the relationship between literature/literary studies and society. The program’s mission is “to link theory and practice through an interdisciplinary approach, treating […]