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New publication: S. Simon: “Verleger als Leser und als Vermittler von Lesekultur: Britische Verlegerkarrieren zwischen 1800 und 1926 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung lesebiographischer Ansätze” (Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag, 2019)

Our network member Simon Rosenberg (WWU Münster) has just sent us the following news, which we are delighted to share with you. Publishers influence reading culture through the choice of works they publish. Similarly, they were influenced by the reading material they encountered during their lives. Sandra Simon’s PhD thesis, which has just been published […]

New publication: Hans-Helmut Röhring/Günther Fetzer: Wie ein Buch entsteht. Einführung in den Buchverlag (10th, entirely revised ed.). Darmstadt: WBG, 2019.

We were recently alerted to this new publication, which is a complete revision of an “old classic” for students of book and publishing studies. The textbook Wie ein Buch entsteht by Hans-Helmut Röhring was first published in 1983 and has introduced thousands of students, book trade apprentices, and entry-level employees in the book business to […]

CfP SHARP 2020: The Power of the Written Word (June 15-18 2020, Amsterdam). Deadline now 31 Dec 2019

re-posting from conference website — Call for Papers The written word has immense power. Manuscripts, books, newspapers, pamphlets, internet and even graffiti can define and spread knowledge as well as form tools for emancipation and liberation. Yet it can also break down communities and fuel discontent. Some argue that new technologies and strategies have enhanced […]

Workshop: “The Economics of Fixed Book Price Systems” (14-15 Nov 2019, Giessen, Germany)

The goal of the workshop, sponsored by the Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels and convened by Prof. Dr. Georg Götz (Gießen), is an economic assessment of the book market. The topics to be discussed include book quality and variety, the industry structure in general and the substitutability between the online and offline sales channel from the […]

New Publication: “The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture: Medium, Object, Metaphor”, edited by Alexander Starre and Heike Schaefer (Palgrave Macmillan)

We’re happy to announce a new book, edited by Alexander Starre (blog administrator) and Heike Schaefer, one of our associated scholars. The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture: Medium, Object, Metaphor is now out with Palgrave Macmillan as part of their New Directions in Book History series. Book abstract: This essay collection explores the cultural […]

CfP: Literature in the Nobel Era Theoretical, archival, and critical approaches to the Nobel Prize in Literature (Marbach, 26-29 Aug 2020)

Cross-posting from DLA Marbach (Link) A cooperation of: Bielefeld University, Germany / German Literature Archive, Marbach, Germany / Linköping University, Sweden / The Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden General Remarks The Nobel Prize in Literature is the most widely known and most prestigious literature prize worldwide. Since its first distribution in 1901, the prize has established […]

Call for Papers: Quaerendo Special Anniversary Issue, 2020

Quaerendo (Brill, ISSN 1570-0690 https://brill.com/view/journals/qua/qua-overview.xml) invites you to submit a paper for possible inclusion in a special issue. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Quaerendo, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals on the history of books and manuscripts in Europe, especially but not exclusively the Low Countries and its neighbours. To commemorate this milestone […]