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Lecture series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog”

The organizers of the lecture series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog” have just announced the schedule for the upcoming academic year 2017/18. Initiated in 2014 by the Berlin State Library and the research group “Arbeitskreis Materialität der Literatur”, the lecture series has become a popular forum for showcasing ongoing work that links the […]

Job Opening: 1 Wiss. Mitarb. “Digitale Geschichtswissenschaften” (ÖAW, Wien)

The Austrian Academy of Science (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)”, the largest institution of fundamental research outside of universities in Austria, has a position to fill in „Digital History“. The position is located at the „Institut für Neuzeit- und Zeitgeschichtsforschung (INZ)“, which has a focus on modern history, especially in the field of historical editions and […]

Fragmentarium is online – a new Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments

Medieval manuscript fragments and single leaves can be found in many libraries all over the world. However, they are hardly researched, which may have to do with the character of the sources and the fact that they are often not or poorly catalogued. Fragmentarium aims to increase the awareness as well as the accessibility of […]

History and its Sources – after the Digital Turn (GRAINES Summer School)

The GRAINES summer school 2017 will be held from September 5-8 at the University of Basel (Departement für Geschichte). It engages with the digital turn in History and will discuss “the implications of digital history” on research projects of PhD students. Topics will be the collecting and handling of digital sources as well as their […]

The Book Index – An experimental indexical conference report

by Simone Zweifel (University of St.Gallen) Introduction Indexes were at the center of attention on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2017 in the Lecture Hall of the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Dennis Duncan (University of Oxford) organized the conference “The Book Index“, which looked at indexes from the classics to today, from different disciplinary […]

CfP: BLOCKS PLATES STONES: Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections (21 September 2017, Senate House, London)

Our new associated scholar Elizabeth Savage has alerted us to a very interesting CfP, that we gladly share below. Please note the deadline of June 30, 2017 for the submission of abstracts/posters. BLOCKS PLATES STONES: Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections 21 September 2017 (Senate House, London; reception at British Academy) Deadline: 30 June 2017, […]

Comets and the Materiality of Knowledge in the Early Modern Era: Talk at Staatsbibliothek Berlin (April 27, 2017)

On April 27, the Berlin State Library and the research group “Arbeitskreis Materialität der Literatur” are hosting a lecture by Doris Gruber on “Kometen zwischen Wunderzeichen, Astrologie und Physik: Zur Materialität von Wissenswandel in der Frühen Neuzeit”. The talk addresses the multiple ways in which the scientific study of comets created unique communication networks and influenced the […]