Monthly Archives: August 2015

News from the Blog Administrators

During these quiet summer weeks, we thought we’d draw your attention to two recent publications by Corinna Norrick-Rühl and Alexander Starre, two of the blog’s administrators. Alexander’s book Metamedia: American Book Fictions and Literary Print Culture after Digitization has just appeared with the University of Iowa Press. The book inaugurates the new series “Impressions: Studies […]

Conference: Between Texts and Readers, JGU Mainz, 13-14 November 2015

We are pleased to announce that the final program is now available for the 2015 annual meeting of the IBG Young Scholars. The meeting will be hosted by the Institute for Book Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany. The conference will deal with book and literature promotion in the 20th and 21st centuries, […]

Conference: Translational Checkpoints: Fairs and Festivals, Göteborg, 28-30 September 2015

Our associated member Elisabeth Böker has asked us to post information regarding an upcoming conference in Göteborg, which will deal which translations and the worldwide book industry. More information can be found here. Elisabeth Böker will speak about “The German Book Market as a Translational Checkpoint for Scandinavian Literature”.

Symposium: Digital Humanities and Visual Culture (2 Sept 2015, LMU Munich)

Katherine D. Harris has made us aware of the following symposium organised by Hubertus Kohle at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte at LMU Munich, 2 September 2015, 5pm: This symposium will focus on Digital Humanities projects literary and visual cultures and is based on Dr. Harris’ work on the 19th-century British literary annual and the subsequent […]

Lecture: British Ingenuity from German Invention: The Legacy of Rudolph Ackermann and Nineteenth-Century Literary Annuals (1 Sept 2015, University of Salzburg)

Katherine D. Harris has made us aware of her lecture “British Ingenuity from German Invention: The Legacy of Rudolph Ackermann and Nineteenth-Century Literary Annuals“: The overwhelming evidence of Rudolph Ackermann’s ingenuity as a publisher in early nineteenth-century London culminates in the development and execution of the first literary annual, The Forget Me Not, which was […]

Conference report: Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects, Freiburg im Br., 15-17 July 2015

Conference report by our associated scholars Stefanie Lethbridge and Corinna Norrick-Rühl International conference, organised by Evanghelia Stead, EURIAS Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg Link to complete conference programme The weather was great. The food was splendid. The people were worth talking to. The papers presented interesting insights. What more […]

Job opening W1 (assistant professor), Institute for Book Studies, JGU Mainz

The Institute for Book Studies at JGU Mainz is looking for an assistant professor (W1) with a PhD in Book Studies and a specialization in publishing history and international book industries. More information can be found here. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2015.

Part 2 of the Lecture Series “The Materiality of Text” at Berlin State Library

The organizers of the lecture series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bildung und Forschung im Dialog” have just announced the schedule for the upcoming academic year 2015/16. Initiated last year by the Berlin State Library and the research group “Arbeitskreis Materialität der Literatur”, the lecture series was very well received during its first round of talks. […]