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Conf: Las ferias del libro / Book Fairs, Flensburg, 22-24 June 2017

Prof. Dr. Marco Thomas Bosshard and his colleague Dr. Fernando Naharro are co-convening a conference about book fairs in Flensburg this month. Their DFG-funded research project “Buchmessen als Räume kultureller und ökonomischer Verhandlung” analyzes international book fairs as cultural, aesthetic and economic spaces with a focus on Mexico, Spain and Germany. Their inaugural conference will […]

CfP: BLOCKS PLATES STONES: Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections (21 September 2017, Senate House, London)

Our new associated scholar Elizabeth Savage has alerted us to a very interesting CfP, that we gladly share below. Please note the deadline of June 30, 2017 for the submission of abstracts/posters. BLOCKS PLATES STONES: Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections 21 September 2017 (Senate House, London; reception at British Academy) Deadline: 30 June 2017, […]

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 […]