Monthly Archives: October 2015

(Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early Modern Books? / Paratexts (Post 3/4)

Guest post by Kristina Hartfiel & Tobias Winnerling, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit. This series of guest posts is inspired the workshop „Vom (Be-)Nutzen der Bücher“ – „About (Making) Use of Books“ (cf. https://bookhistorynetwork.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/conference-book-use-the-practices-of-using-books-in-the-early-modern-period-dusseldorf-november-14-15-2014/) (Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early […]

Conference: Medium, Object, Metaphor: The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture. Konstanz, 5-7 November 2015

Our new associated scholar Heike Schäfer has alerted us to the following conference which she is convening in Konstanz in November: The conference brings together European and North American scholars from the fields of literary studies, cultural studies, book studies, and media studies to discuss the changing cultural functions that the printed book performs in […]

New book series: “Written Media – Perspectives in Communication and Book Studies” (de Gruyter)

Our associated scholar Ute Schneider has asked me to inform all of you about a new book series that may be of interest to you. “Written Media – Perspectives in Communication and Book Studies” is edited by Heinz Bonfadelli (Zurich/CH), Ursula Rautenberg (Erlangen/D) and Ute Schneider (Mainz/D) and published by de Gruyter (Berlin). In recent […]

(Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early Modern Books? / The Object (Post 2/4)

Guest post by Kristina Hartfiel & Tobias Winnerling, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit. This series of guest posts is inspired the workshop „Vom (Be-)Nutzen der Bücher“ – „About (Making) Use of Books“ (cf. https://bookhistorynetwork.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/conference-book-use-the-practices-of-using-books-in-the-early-modern-period-dusseldorf-november-14-15-2014/) (Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early […]

CfP: The St Andrews Book Conference 2016. Conflict and Controversy. 16-18 June 2016

Our associated scholar Jan Hillgärtner has asked us to inform our readers and followers about the upcoming St Andrews Book Conference 2016. This conference will explore the relationship between conflict and print in the early modern world. Within the spectrum of contemporary media, what role did print play in promoting or challenging controversial ideas? What […]

Event: Library History: Why, What, How?, Antwerp, 27 October 2015

Our associated member Ulrike Valeria Fuss (KU Leuven) has asked us to invite our followers and readers to the following event: CERL Seminar 2015: Library History: Why, What, How? The study of the history of libraries and library collections can produce useful information to support a library’s collection and conservation policies, to better understand its […]

Event: Hack Cappelli – a DH event searching for participants, 22 October 2015, Zurich

“Ad fontes”, an e-learning platform at the University of Zurich, is organizing a unique crowdsourcing event to digitize the Lexicon abbreviaturarum, compiled by Adriano Cappelli. They are looking for participants to help digitize and structure the 15,000 abbreviations documented in the “Cappelli” in a dedicated web interface. As of October 10, more than 2,500 abbreviations have already […]