Author Archives: dolechner

Conference: Books for captains and captains in books: Italo-German conference on the training and image of the military leader during the Renaissance (Wolfenbüttel 24.-25.2.2014)

This conference announcement comes to us via Franziska Schaudeck (University of Freiburg) During the Renaissance not only theories of art, science and philosophy altered. The ways of making warfare changed as well. Subsequently new military structures appeared and with them the demands made on affected persons. Considering new writing and reading habits the conference “Books […]

Conference Report: Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity (Tel Aviv, 18-20 December 2013)

Guest post by Stefanie Lethbridge (English Department, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) This fantastic two-day conference at Tel Aviv University just before Christmas 2013 provided the time and space for an inspiring international exchange on the role of sensationalist print and performance culture in the genealogy of modernity. Established scholars and graduate students from all over the world […]

Print and Media Cultures Dissertation Reviews

Guest post by Amelia Bonea I would like to begin this post by thanking the team at the Book History and Print Culture Network for their enthusiasm and for the opportunity to bring to their readers’ attention a project which might interest scholars of the printed word and image. Initiated in 2012, Print and Media […]

Call for Papers: Drawing Borders, Crossing Boundaries (Grenzen ziehen, Grenzen überschreiten) (9th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Comicforschung, Berlin, 25-28 September 2014)

ComFor (German Society for Comics Studies) will hold its 9th Annual Conference on the topic ‘Drawing Borders, Crossing Boundaries’ (Grenzen ziehen, Grenzen überschreiten) from 25th to 28th September 2014 in Berlin. From the CfP: Be they between West and East, Upper, Middle and Working Class, Man and Woman, High and Low Art, Reality and Fiction: […]

Society for Book Research in Austria, Vienna

Guest Post by Murray G. Hall (Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich/Institut für Germanistik, Universität Wien) The Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich is the only institution in Austria which deals exclusively with book history. Its aim is to promote in-depth research on the book trade in Austria and to co-ordinate studies in the field as well […]

Perspektive Bibliothek – An open access journal by trainee librarians in Munich

Guest post by Martin Hermann The German-language open access journal Perspektive Bibliothek (The Library in Perspective) was launched in July 2012. It covers the entire spectrum of library and information science. The articles in Perspektive Bibliothek are based on papers which trainee academic librarians write as part of their theoretical training at the Bavarian Library […]

Colloquium: Zukünfte der Literaturwissenschaft (Futures of Literary Studies) (LiLi-School FRIAS Freiburg, 17-19 October 2013)

The School of Language & Literature LiLi of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies FRIAS will hold its concluding colloquium “Zukünfte der Literaturwissenschaft” (futures of literary studies) from 17-19 October 2013. Organised by Werner Frick (Freiburg, LiLi Director) and Gesa von Essen (Freiburg, LiLi Scientific Coordinator), the colloquium addresses the following topics: the future of […]

Conference: Geschichtswissenschaften und Verlage im digitalen Zeitalter (Bern/CH, 15 November 2013), the professional portal of the historical sciences in Switzerland, will hold its annual conference on 15 November 2013 in Bern to discuss the future of historical sciences and publishers in the digital age. The conference aims to bring together actors involved in academic research as well as publishing to address changes in publishing (such […]

Call for Papers: Newspapers and Transculturality: New Approaches to Working with Historical Newspapers (Graduate Student Workshop, Heidelberg, 30-31 January 2014)

This Graduate Student Workshop organized by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the University of Heidelberg seeks to bring together scholars who are studying the history of newspapers or else intensively using historical newspapers as their primary sources. […] The conference would welcome contributions that will reach beyond national […]

Call for Papers: “The Gin and Whiskey of Literature”: The Dangers of Novel Reading (Panel at NeMLA, Harrisburg/PA, 3-6 April 2014)

Carolin Lange (German literature, University of Washington) and Marie Léger-St-Jean (English literature, University of Cambridge) are seeking contributions to a panel at the 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 3-6 April 2014 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Their projected panel will seek to contrast and compare the attitudes towards and economics of popular […]