Monthly Archives: August 2016

Conference Report: Transformations in Letterpress Printing, HU Berlin, 9-10 June 2016

Guest post by Katharina Walter, Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory”, Humboldt-Universität Berlin The history of analogue printing and the question of its significance in an age of digital media are issues that, more than ever, exercise minds in both cultural and scientific fields of research as well as typographic practice. At […]


The organizers of the lecture series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog” have just announced the schedule for the upcoming academic year 2016/17. Initiated in 2014 by the Berlin State Library and the research group “Arbeitskreis Materialität der Literatur”, the lecture series has become a popular forum for showcasing ongoing work that links the […]

Conference Report: Languages of the Book, SHARP 2016, Paris

Guest post by Jan Hillgärtner Over 400 delegates met up in Paris for the annual SHARP conference in July 2016, making it the biggest SHARP annual meeting so far. In over 100 panels, speakers presented their works and topics ranged from the study of incunabula, the book and reader between Renaissance and the modern day, […]

Event series: Stadtbibliothek Ulm, 500th anniversary

The city library of Ulm was founded in 1516. Several activities will be taking place on occasion of the 500th anniversary of the foundation, for instance a conference on Frater Felix Fabri (9-10 September), whose most important works are housed in the Stadtbibliothek Ulm. Further events include a discussion with Kathrin Passig (September 22) and […]