Monthly Archives: April 2017

Conference report: Crossing Borders – Books as Bridges, IBG Young Scholars Meeting, Göttingen, April 2017

Guest post by Lena Hinrichsen and Mareike-Beatrice Stanke The fifth annual meeting of the IBG Young Scholars Network was hosted by the DFG Research Training Group “Literature and Dissemination of Literature in the Digital Age” in Göttingen (Germany) under the direction of Dr. Anke Vogel (Mainz) and Elisabeth Böker (Göttingen). The 1.5-day conference dealt with […]

Call for Posters: Junior Forum of the IBG Conference: The Future of Reading, 20-22 September 2017

How will we go about reading in another twenty, thirty or even fifty years? Will autonomously operating reading devices link up with one another and exchange information and stories tailored to the needs and reading habits of the user? Will readers vote via App on alternative endings of a multi-sensory novel? Will publishing houses become […]

Comets and the Materiality of Knowledge in the Early Modern Era: Talk at Staatsbibliothek Berlin (April 27, 2017)

On April 27, the Berlin State Library and the research group “Arbeitskreis Materialität der Literatur” are hosting a lecture by Doris Gruber on “Kometen zwischen Wunderzeichen, Astrologie und Physik: Zur Materialität von Wissenswandel in der Frühen Neuzeit”. The talk addresses the multiple ways in which the scientific study of comets created unique communication networks and influenced the […]