Monthly Archives: February 2016

Project: A scholarly internet resource for children’s and young adult media

In keeping with our blog’s goal to present projects, publications and events in the German-speaking area which may be of interest to scholars of book, print, publishing and reading history, we would like to introduce you to the internet resource “”. “” is the largest scholarly internet resource for children’s and young adult literature and […]

CfP: Consumerism and Prestige: The Materiality of Literature in the Postindustrial Age, FU Berlin, June 30 – July 1

Our associated scholar Bernhard Metz is co-organizing an international workshop on the materiality of the book and issues of consumerism to be held at Freie Universität Berlin. We’re glad to share the CfP for this event below. Please note that the submission deadline for abstracts is April 1.   CfP: Consumerism and Prestige: The Materiality […]

Event: Art and politics in broadsheets, 7 March 2016, Berlin

We would like to inform our followers and readers about and upcoming event at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin withtin the framework of the event series Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog. Christiane Caemmerer (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) will will give a historical overview of the history of broadsheets from the Reformation to […]

New publication: Sandra Oster: Das Autorenfoto in Buch und Buchwerbung. Autorinszenierung und Kanonisierung mit Bildern. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter 2014 (Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens – Studien. 11).

Published in October 2014. ISBN 978-3-11-034632-9. 310 pp. Available in print and e-book (€99.95 each or €149.95 for a combination of print and e-book). Review by Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz In a humorous 2015 blog post about Frankfurt Book Fair events titled “Denkerfaust in Sepia, oder: Autorenfotos aus der Hölle”, Andrea Diener (Frankfurter Allgemeine […]

Symposium: Cultural Memory in the Digital Age, Mainz, 26 February 2016

The Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz is hosting an afternoon symposium on “Cultural Memory in the Digital Age” on Friday, February 26. Speakers include Elisabeth Niggemann (General director of the German National Library, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek), Jens Redmer (Google-Manager, Director Business Development Google EMEA), Reiner Anderl (Vice President of the Academy; TU Darmstadt, Mechanical […]

Conference report: lyrik.buch.markt, JGU Mainz, 29 January 2016

by Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Institute for Book Studies, JGU Mainz Is there a market for poetry? Poetry is generally considered an outsider in the book industry. But since Jan Wagner received the award of the Leipzig Book Fair in 2015, poetry has been “trending”. This one-day conference under the direction of Alexander Nebrig, visiting professor at […]