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CfP: Shakespeare Jahrbuch – special issue “Shakespeare and Libraries”

The 2024 volume of Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue on ‘Shakespeare’s Libraries’. The editorial board invites contributions on related themes, concepts and debates, from a variety of perspectives, in particular on the material afterlife of Shakespeare’s work in editions, collections and libraries through the ages. Contributions with a contemporary or historical perspective are equally welcome. More […]

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New publication: Sarah Maaß/Dennis Boghardt: Der Wert der Preise – Valorisierungsdynamik in der deutschen Literaturpreislandschaft 1990-2019 (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2022)

The large-scale research project at the University of Duisburg-Essen on literary prizes in the German-language area, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2017 to 2021, has drawn to a close. In addition to an edited volume reviewed here two years ago, the research group has now published another major output, an expansive monograph […]

New Publication: Helmut Hilz: Geschichte des Buches. Von der Alten Welt bis zur Gegenwart (München: C.H. Beck 2022)

In this volume, Helmut Hilz, the director of the library of the “Deutsches Museum” in Munich, offers an overview of the history of the book: starting with the question of what a book actually is, the first written documents in the Near East and antiquity, the development of manuscripts and book printing over the centuries, […]

13 Funded PhD Positions (Late Medieval/Early Modern Book Studies) in the MSCA Doctoral Network REBPAF

We are delighted to share this opportunity with our readers and network members; please share widely! ‘Re-mediating the Early Book: Pasts and Futures’ (REBPAF) is a European Commission-funded MSCA Doctoral Network that will support 13 PhD researchers undertaking projects on late medieval and early modern books. These PhD researchers will be spread across the following institutions: University of […]

CfP: Interdisziplinäres Seminar der Nachwuchsforschenden des CIERA – Interdisciplinary Seminar of Young Researchers (23 January 2023, Paris)

On 20 January 2023, the Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (CIERA) will hold a Franco-German workshop entitled “Interdisziplinäres Seminar der Nachwuchsforschenden des CIERA – Interdisciplinary Seminar of Young Researchers“. It is directed at master’s students and doctoral candidates doing Franco-German research in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the workshop […]

New Publication: Steffen Martus/Carlos Spoerhase: Geistesarbeit. Eine Praxeologie der Geisteswissenschaften (Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag 2022)

In their monograph, Martus and Spoerhase discuss what distinguishes the practice(s) of the humanities from other scholarly fields. They examine rules, theories and spaces of practice and explain what research, teaching and administration actually mean in everyday academic life. In this way, they offer a new perspective on the humanities and the labor involved in […]

New Publication: Arthur der Weduwen, Malcolm Walsby: The Book World of Early Modern Europe. Essays in Honour of Andrew Pettegree. 2 vols. (Leiden/Boston: Brill 2022)

Andrew Pettegree is one of the most important scholars on the history of the Reformation, the book and communication. On the occasion of his 65th birthday, an opulent two-volume Festschrift was published which reflects his areas of interest and expertise. The contributions by a total of 43 scholars deal with Reformation and religious culture, religious […]

Book Studies zoom events @WWU Münster in November

Our readers, associated network members and followers may be interested in upcoming events hosted by the Chair of Book Studies at WWU Münster, all of which are open to the public: On November 10 at 3pm CET, Eraldo Souza dos Santos (Paris) will be discussing the biography of a very particular book: “The global history […]

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 […]

CfP: Gattung und Gegenwart (“Genre and the Present”)

The DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Gegenwart/Literatur. Geschichte, Theorie und Praxeologie eines Verhältnisses” (“The Present/Literature. History, Theory and Praxeology of a Relationship”) is organising a conference on the relationship between genre and the present at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn from 22 to 24 June 2023 and has issued a call for papers. Contributions are requested for a 20-minute presentation […]