Monthly Archives: November 2015

Job openings: 4 PhD positions (65% TV E13‐GU) and 1 Postdoc position (100% TV E13‐GU), Graduate School “Schreibszene Frankfurt. Poetik, Publizistik und Performanz von Gegenwartsliteratur”

There are 4 PhD positions and one postdoc position available in the Graduate School “Schreibszene Frankfurt. Poetik, Publizistik und Performanz von Gegenwartsliteratur”, funded by the VW Stiftung and located at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. More information (in German) can be found here: VWAusschreibung Advertisements

New publication: Reading. An interdisciplinary handbook (eds. Ursula Rautenberg and Ute Schneider)

A entirely new edition of de Gruyter’s standard handbook on reading research has just been published. Reading. An interdisciplinary handbook is edited by Ursula Rautenberg (Erlangen) and our associated scholar Ute Schneider (Mainz) and brings together the latest research findings in neurophysiology, psycholinguistics, education, sociological communications theory, and book studies. Besides Rautenberg and Schneider, some […]

Hartfiel/Winnerling: (Making) Use of Books. Complete PDF and first issue of blog series

We are now delighted to publish the first issue of our series “Essays” as a PDF for open access download. The series is edited by our blog administration team: Doris Lechner, Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Alexander Starre and Simone Zweifel; it will appear irregularly as essays are published on the blog. Essays No. 1 (October/November 2015) The […]

Call for Papers: IBG Annual Conference (Theme: Censorship), Stuttgart, 7-8 July 2016

The 17th annual conference of the Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG), organized by Ulrich Huse, will deal with censorship in democratic societies (“‘Eine Zensur findet nicht statt’ – Zensur und Medienkontrolle in demokratisch verfassten Gesellschaften”) and will take place from 7-8 July 2016 in Stuttgart at the Hochschule der Medien. The CfP (deadline: 10 January 2016) […]

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

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 […]