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Talk: Bill Bell: “Scotland was my Nation”: Reading, Migration, and Identity in the 19th Century, 23 May 2017, JGU Mainz

We would like to invite our followers and readers to the following talk: Bill Bell: “Scotland was my Nation”: Reading, Migration, and Identity in the 19th Century which will take place in Mainz (Philosophicum, P5) on Tuesday May 23 at 12.15 pm. Bill Bell founded the Centre for the History of the Book at The […]

Lecture series: Springer celebrates 175 years, JGU Mainz, summer term 2017

We cordially invite our readers and followers to a public lecture series held as a cooperation between the Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media – Book Studies and the Springer Verlag at JGU Mainz this summer term. All dates and infos can be found here.  

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 […]

New Issue of the review journal RIDE

The Cologne-based Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing has just published issue 5 of RIDE, a review journal for digital editions and resources.   Here’s an overview of the essays and contributors of this issue: • Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts, by Michelle Levy • Literary drafts, genetic criticism and computational technology. The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project, […]

CfP: WiG-Sponsored Session at the GSA: “Women in the Literary Marketplace” (October 2017, Atlanta, GA/USA)

nota bene: This CfP comes to us via a German Studies list but is certainly relevant to our readers and followers! Deadline: Feb 6, 2017! CALL FOR PAPERS WiG-Sponsored Session at the GSA: “Women in the Literary Marketplace” Submission Deadline: February 6, 2017 41st Annual Conference of the German Studies Association Atlanta, GA (October 5-8, […]