Category Guest Posts

Conference report: IBG Conference 2017 “The Future of Reading”

Guest post by Lena Hinrichsen and Mareike-Beatrice Stanke, JGU Mainz The 18th annual IBG Conference from 20th to 22nd September dealt with “The Future of Reading”. In 14 presentations and workshops the relevance of reading, its future possibilities and effects of digitalization were discussed. The first presentation by Henning Lobin (University Gießen) discussed the Fourth […]

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Conference report: Crossing Borders – Books as Bridges, IBG Young Scholars Meeting, Göttingen, April 2017

Guest post by Lena Hinrichsen and Mareike-Beatrice Stanke The fifth annual meeting of the IBG Young Scholars Network was hosted by the DFG Research Training Group “Literature and Dissemination of Literature in the Digital Age” in Göttingen (Germany) under the direction of Dr. Anke Vogel (Mainz) and Elisabeth Böker (Göttingen). The 1.5-day conference dealt with […]

Conference Report: Transformations in Letterpress Printing, HU Berlin, 9-10 June 2016

Guest post by Katharina Walter, Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory”, Humboldt-Universität Berlin The history of analogue printing and the question of its significance in an age of digital media are issues that, more than ever, exercise minds in both cultural and scientific fields of research as well as typographic practice. At […]

(Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early Modern Books? / Introduction (Post 1/4)

Guest post by Kristina Hartfiel & Tobias Winnerling, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit. This series of guest posts is inspired the workshop „Vom (Be-)Nutzen der Bücher“ – „About (Making) Use of Books“ (cf. https://bookhistorynetwork.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/conference-book-use-the-practices-of-using-books-in-the-early-modern-period-dusseldorf-november-14-15-2014/) (Making) Use of Books: Counting, Measuring, Weighing, Reading. What Use is ‘Materiality’ in Examining Early […]

A Lexicon of Scholarly Editing

Guest post by Wout Dillen (University of Antwerp, Belgium) The Lexicon of Scholarly Editing (#LexiconSE on Twitter) is an open access academic resource that offers definitions for contested concepts in the fields of Scholarly Editing and Textual Criticism from a variety of languages. Affiliated to the European Society for Textual Scholarship, the Lexicon was developed at the University […]

Conference report: Picture Books. History, Aesthetics, Media (IBG annual conference), Klagenfurt, 25-26 September 2014

Guest post by Annedore Friedrich, JGU Mainz The Alpen-Adria University (AAU) of Klagenfurt recently hosted the fifteenth annual conference of the International Society of Book Studies (Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft [IBG]), organized by Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arno Rußegger from the department of German language and literature studies at the AAU. In Klagenfurt, a new research focus […]

Conference Report: SHARP 2014 “Religions of the Book”, 17-20 September 2014, Antwerp/Belgium

Guest post by Sarah Ströer (WWU Münster, Germany) From September 17th to 20th the University of Antwerp hosted the 22nd annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). The conference bore the title “Religions of the Book” and around 240 scholars of various disciplines gathered to discuss the many […]

Conference report: “The Pope and the Book in the Late Middle Ages (1350-1500). Education, production of manuscripts, library use”. Mainz, 4-6 September 2014

Guest post by Anette Löffler, Frankfurt German version see below/translation into English by Book History Network Libraries are a mirror of the intellectual, political and social microcosm of their owners. This hypothesis formed the basis for a conference in Mainz, organized by the Hugo von Sankt Viktor-Institut, PTH Sankt Georgen (Frankfurt/Main). The public evening keynote […]

Book review: Corina Lanfranchi: Gut zum Druck! Streifzüge durch 525 Jahre Druck- und Verlagsgeschichte in Basel. Basle: Schwabe Verlag, 2013.

Published in November 2013. ISBN: 978-3796529177. 431 pp. €32.80 (D), €34.00 (A), sFr. 39.80. Available here. Guest post by Sören Ohle, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz The analysis and the development of publishing houses has always been a matter of great interest for scholars in the field of Book Studies. The Schwabe-Verlag in Basle has now published […]

Conference Report: Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption, Gotha Research Centre, University of Erfurt, Germany, 28–31 May 2014

Guest post by André Bochynski, M.A. In May 2014, specialists in book history met for the international conference “Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption”. The three-day seminar was held in a location directly adjacent to the historical seventeenth-century repository of the ducal library at Friedenstein Palace in Gotha (Thuringia), which […]