Monthly Archives: October 2022

New Publication: Simon Portmann: Zwischen Wissensverbreitung und wirtschaftlichem Profit: Eine ,Nachdrucker-Gesellschaft’ in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2022).

Nowadays, copyright is firmly established. In the 18th century, on the contrary, there was no such copyright, which made reprints of works a common practice of book printers. This reprinting gave the authors a new form of distribution and readers access to literature. However, these reprints were also heavily criticised, especially by authors, because they […]

New Publication: Julien Bérard: Kommunikation, Wissensproduktion und Kartographie. Abraham Ortelius und die Kartenproduktion im Antwerpen des späten 16. Jahrhunderts. (Marburg: Tectum, 2020).

Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) plays an important role in the history of cartography in the Netherlands in the early modern period. He designed several maps in Antwerp at the end of the 16th century and was thus active at a crossroads of European trade and media culture. He incorporated the information of his time into his […]

New publication: Franziska Wilke: Digital Lesen. Wandel und Kontinuität einer literarischen Praktik (Bielefeld: transcript, 2022)

Franziska Wilke (Frankfurt) has recently published a book on digital reading that may be of interest to our readers and associated members. The book, published with transcript in the series “Literatur in der digitalen Gesellschaft”, is available fully open access here.