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Talk: Bill Bell: “Scotland was my Nation”: Reading, Migration, and Identity in the 19th Century, 23 May 2017, JGU Mainz

We would like to invite our followers and readers to the following talk: Bill Bell: “Scotland was my Nation”: Reading, Migration, and Identity in the 19th Century which will take place in Mainz (Philosophicum, P5) on Tuesday May 23 at 12.15 pm. Bill Bell founded the Centre for the History of the Book at The […]

Lecture series: Springer celebrates 175 years, JGU Mainz, summer term 2017

We cordially invite our readers and followers to a public lecture series held as a cooperation between the Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media – Book Studies and the Springer Verlag at JGU Mainz this summer term. All dates and infos can be found here.  

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” […]