Talk: Mark-Georg Dehrmann: “J.J.Chr. Bode und G.E. Lessing als Drucker und Verleger in Hamburg”

The lecture series series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog” will continue on December 5 with a lecture by Mark-Georg Dehrmann (Humboldt University zu Berlin). He will speak on „J.J.Chr. Bode und G.E. Lessing als Drucker und Verleger in Hamburg“.

Johann Joachim Christoph Bode was a translator and, from 1766 on, owner of a printing shop in Hamburg. Together with his co-partner Gotthold Ephraim Lessing he started a “programmatic effort”, which aimed to improve the economic conditions of authors, so they could live from their writing. In this paper, Mark-Georg Dehrmann will give insights into some of the publication projects of this printing shop. Furthermore, the paper will try to frame literary activities as work within imagined communities such as the “Publikum” (public) or the “Volk” (people).

The lecture is part of the series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog”. 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 humanities to library science and the history of the book.

Please visit the official website to read more about the program and register for individual events.

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