CfP: Die Entstehung von deutschsprachigen Fachzeitschriften im 18. Jahrhundert – The emergence of German-language journals in the 18th century

In the 18th century, more precisely from 1750 onwards, specialist journals devoted to a field of knowledge and a specific science increasingly emerged. They appeared periodically, presented mostly shorter articles on the latest state of knowledge and established themselves as the central organ of scientific knowledge. However, these journals are still little studied in the German-speaking world, which is why the conference “Die Entstehung von deutschsprachigen Fachzeitschriften im 18. Jahrhundert – The emergence of German-language journals in the 18th century” would like to address this topic.

The conference is organised by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, which is currently conducting the project “Gelehrte Journale und Zeitungen als Netzwerke des Wissens im Zeitalter der Aufklärung” (GJZ 18) “Scholarly Journals and Newspapers as Networks of Knowledge in the Age of Enlightenment”). The meeting is scheduled to take place in Leipzig on 12 and 13 June 2023. Contributions can deal with “Journals and the differentiation or institutionalisation of the sciences” (“Fachzeitschriften und die Ausdifferenzierung bzw. Institutionalisierung der Wissenschaften”), oder “Conception and “physiognomy” of journals” (“Konzeption und “Physiognomie“ von Fachzeitschriften”), “Actors and practices” (“Akteuren und Praktiken”) or “Journals and the book trade” (“Fachzeitschriften und Buchhandel”).

The abstract of maximum one page should be sent to Dr. Katrin Löffler (katrin.loeffler@mail.uni-goettingen.de), deadline is 6 January 2023.

The full call for papers (in German) with further details can be found here.

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