Category Calls for Papers/Abstracts/Submissions

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 […]

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, […]

Call for panel submissions: Books and home, SIEF congress, 26-30 March 2017, Göttingen

Re-posted from SHARP-L: Abstracts are invited to the panel “Books create a home. Exploring books and reading practices as domestic symbols and rituals” at the 13th international SIEF congress in Göttingen, 26-30 March 2017 (SIEF is the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore). Abstracts should be submitted by 7 November 2016 via this link. The […]

CfP “Maritime Literary Cultures: Reading and Writing at Sea”, Heidelberg, 28-29 Oct 2016

A workshop organized by the Cluster of Excellence “Europe and Asia in a Global Context” The sea has seen a recent resurgence in scholarly interest across history and literary studies, in part spurred by a desire to understand the processes and effects of globalisation in its historical and contemporary contexts. But the sea is no […]

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

Our associated scholar Charlotte Kempf has asked us to circulate this call for papers. 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 […]

CfP: Crossing Boundaries – Books as Bridges, Göttingen, 6-7 April 2017

The fifth annual meeting of the IBG young scholars will take place in Göttingen. The conference theme is “Crossing Boundaries – Books as Bridges”. The conference will lead to a better understanding of the content- and media-related, conceptual, geographic, political and legal dimensions of crossing boundaries in books and the book indsutry. Thematic streams include, […]