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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, […]

CfP: Works in Networks. Relational Authorship in the 18th Century, Workshop (May 2017) & Conference (Nov 2017), Berlin

Authors do not make books. In his historico-cultural studies, Roger Chartier has repeatedly pointed out that authors in the 18th century did not write books, not even their own. Books are not written but made; they are not made by authors but by a complex network of publishers, typesetters, printers, and bookbinders. According to Chartier, […]

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Conf: Crossing Borders – Books as Bridges, Göttingen, 6-7 April 20

The IBG Young Scholars Network is holding its annual meeting in Göttingen this year, hosted by the  DFG Research Training Group “Literature and Dissemination of Literature in the Digital Age”. Elisabeth Böker (Göttingen) and Anke Vogel (Mainz) are co-conveners of the meeting. Among others, our associated Scholar Jan Hillgärtner will be speaking. The full program and registration […]

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Conf: Materiality as a challenge. The late medieval codex and the basic historical sciences, Heidelberg, 16-17 February 2017

Two research projects of the DFG collaborative research center 933 Material Text Cultures. Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic Societies, projects A06 (The Paper Revolution in Late Mediaeval Europe. Comparative Investigations into Changing Technologies and Culture in ‘Social Space’) and B10 (Rolls for the King. The Format of Rolls in Royal Administration and Historiography […]

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Conf: “Resonance spaces for literature in the 21st century”, 10-12 February 2017, Tutzing

The Evangelische Akademie Tutzing is hosting a conference on “Resonance spaces for literature in the 21st century” (“Resonanzräume der Literatur im 21. Jahrhundert”) in February of 2017. The program features prominent speakers such as Leander Wattig, Stephan Porombka, Felicitas von Lovenberg and Sigrid Löffler as well as book and literary historians such as Alexander Nebrig […]

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Conf: “Objects of Refuge”, Mainz, 14-18 Dec 2016

We would like to alert our followers and readers to the upcoming conference “The Refuge of Objects/ Objects of Refuge.” The symposium will be held in Mainz from December 14-18, 2016. From the organizers’ description: “The theme of the symposium is the material culture of ‘Refuge.’ In view of recent political events and natural catastrophes […]