Category Calls for Papers/Abstracts/Submissions

CfP: Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic, November 3-4 2020 (online conference)

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on all aspects of lives, but nowhere has this been more visible than in the conflation of public and private workspace. As we work from home and attend endless online meetings, our bookshelves are suddenly on public display. This conference will ask speakers to critically examine this particular cultural phenomenon, […]

CfP: Invitation for young researchers: “Everything but Reading … Praxeologies of Book Use” (Hannover, 16-18 September 2020)

Our network member Ute Schneider has asked us to share this CfP with our followers and readers. Conference: Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, 16-18 September 2020, sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation Concept and organisation: Prof. Dr. Ursula Rautenberg (Buchwissenschaft, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider (Buchwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) Six young researchers (PhD students and postdocs, […]

Call for contributions: Presenting the book in the digital world (eds. P. Ajouri & U. Schneider)

Medium Buch. Wolfenbütteler interdisziplinäre Forschungen Herausgegeben vom Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreis für Bibliotheks-, Buch- und Mediengeschichte. For the 2020 issue, researchers are invited to contribute to the topic “Presenting the book in the digital world”. Books have been read and collected for centuries, but have also been used to present one’s own person, mainly their inner life […]

CfP: English Literature in Your Pocket: The Tauchnitz Edition and Other Paperback Series (Leipzig, November 2020)

Bernhard Tauchnitz’ Collection of British and American Authors, initiated in 1841, was not only a successful entrepreneurial endeavour but a milestone in the history of print culture as well. The Leipzig-based Tauchnitz publisher, renowned all over the world for his series of affordable pocket books in English, produced more than 5000 volumes within the course […]

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 […]

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 […]

Call for Papers/ Einladung an Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen: Expertentagung Dimensionen des Lesens, 6-8 Nov 2019, Hannover

This CfP for an event which is funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung has been sent to us by our associated scholar Ute Schneider (JGU Mainz). Please note that the conference language is German and that this CfP is explicitly geared toward PhD students and early post-docs. Please share widely. Queries can be addressed directly to […]

CfP: Literary Citizenship, 27-29 Sept, Oslo

Literary Citizenship 25–27 September 2019, National Library of Norway, Oslo Call for papers (Extended!)  The history of the book is one of global and complex encounters, and the book trade has from its very outset been a transnational enterprise. Today, in part due to digitization, the production, distribution and consumption of books are becoming increasingly […]

CfP Medium Buch – Wolfenbütteler interdisziplinäre Forschungen

Our associated member Ute Schneider (Mainz) has asked us to share this new CfP with our readers and followers. — Starting in 2019, we will publish the traditional Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte in a new format. One issue per year will be published under the new title Medium Buch – Wolfenbütteler interdisziplinäre Forschungen. Like its […]