Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Event: Shakespeare in the SBB-PK. An evening in three acts, 26 April, Berlin

We would like to inform our followers and readers about an upcoming event at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin which will be held in cooperation with the event series Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog. In order to commemorate the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin invites the public […]

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Conference: PAGES, VIEWS. Current Research on History and Trends of PHOTO/BOOK/ALBUM, Vienna, 10 June 2016

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (German Photographic Association, DGPh), an open forum for all people interested in photography, will be holding a bilingual (German-English) conference on photo books (historical perspectives and contemporary perspectives) in Vienna in June, in co-operation with European Society for the History of Photography (ESHPh). The international roster of the conference includes speakers […]

From left to right: JGU President Prof. Dr. G. Krausch; Katja Meinecke-Meurer, managing director of "wissenmedia"; Prof. Dr. Stephan Füssel, Gutenberg-Chair of Book Studies at JGU

News: Exhibit “Glanzlichter der Buchkunst” at JGU Mainz, April 21-May 12

The Mainz Institute for Book Studies with its Mainzer Verlagsarchiv  (Mainz Publishing Archive) has received archival materials from the Bertelsmann imprint “wissenmedia”. During an official ceremony yesterday, Katja Meinecke-Meurer, managing director of “wissenmedia”, gave the archives of the important facsimile publisher “Faksimile Verlag” to the Institute for Book Studies. The specialized facsimile publisher (Lucerne/Munich) published […]

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Call for Papers for Workshop “Junges Forum für Sammlungs- und Objektforschung”, Berlin, 29 September-1 October 2016

The “Junges Forum für Sammlungs- und Objektforschung” (roughly: “Young Forum for Collection and Material Object Research”) invites PhD candidates of any discipline to submit papers for a workshop to be held in Berlin from  29 September to 1 October 2016. The organizer is the “Koordinierungsstelle für wissenschaftliche Universitätssammlungen in Deutschland”, in cooperation with the “Gesellschaft […]

Upcoming event: Robert Darnton in Mainz

Our blog followers and readers may be interested in an upcoming talk to be held in Mainz on Thursday, April 28, 2016 (6.15 pm, Philosophicum building, P204) by Robert Darnton, eminent book historian and librarian. He will be speaking about censorship; the title of his talk is, “Die Zensoren. Wie staatliche Kontrolle die Literatur beeinflusst […]

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First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture, 22-23 July 2016

The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference on 22 and 23 July 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections: 1. Text, Language, Reader 2. Text, History, Form 3. Text, Culture, Identity Please send […]