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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lectures on “Magical Manuscripts” and “Arabic-Latin Gospels”, Erlangen, 6 December 2016

This invitation has been sent to us by our associated scholar Daniel Bellingradt (Erlangen): The Institute for the Study of the Book at Erlangen University invites you to the following lectures on December 6 at 4.15pm: Daniel Bellingradt: “Magical Manuscripts as forbidden, lucrative and rare trade goods in the early modern book trade: The German situation around 1700” […]

Event series: 11th TIGRE Seminar, Paris

Evanghelia Stead’s inter-universitary seminar TIGRE, which takes place at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and deals with reading books and prints as cultural objects, is being held for the 11th time. Stead was Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in 2014-2015; a brief conference report about her conference “Reading Books and Prints […]

Conf: Authorship and Library. Collection strategies and writing processes, 8-10 November 2016, Weimar

The Forschungsverbund Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel is hosting a 2.5-day conference on authorship and libraries (“Autorschaft und Bibliothek. Sammlungsstrategien und Schreibverfahren”) in the Goethe-Nationalmuseum Weimar unter the direction of Stefan Höppner and Caroline Jessen.  Evening events are planned (open to the public)with Bernd Rauschenbach reading Arno Schmidt’s works (November 8, 7:30 pm) and with Marcel Beyer […]