Category New Publications

New publication: Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 2020, ed. Stephan Füssel

The Gutenberg Jahrbuch 2020, edited by Stephan Füssel (Mainz), typesetting and cover design by Ralf de Jong (Essen), was published in June. The Gutenberg Jahrbuch is the central scholarly publication organ of International Gutenberg Society,  founded in 1926 by Aloys Ruppel. Highlights this year include contributions on the international teamwork in Strasbourg, Mainz and Italy, […]

New publication: Rosenberg, Simon: Book Value Categories and the Acceptance of Technological Changes in English Book Production. Bern: Peter Lang, 2020. (Open access.)

Our network member, Simon Rosenberg, has just published his dissertation. Congratulations, Simon! The monograph Book Value Categories and the Acceptance of Technological Changes in English Book Production has just appeared in the book series “Münsteraner Monographien zur englischen Literatur / Münster Monographs on English Literature” (link to book series) with Peter Lang. The digital age […]

New Publication: Kempf, Charlotte Katharina: Materialität und Präsenz von Inkunabeln. Die deutschen Erstdrucker im französischsprachigen Raum bis 1500. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2020.

We are delighted to share this news about a new publication by our network member Charlotte Kempf. Congratulations, Charlotte! With the establishment of a press at University of Paris in 1470, the history of printing presses in the French speaking world began. One of the founders was the German scholar Johannes Heynlin von Stein. He marks […]

New publication: Kontext Buch. Festschrift für Stephan Füssel. Ed. Christoph Reske. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2020.

Edited by Christoph Reske. With contributions in English or German by (among many others) Robert Darnton, Falk Eisermann, Christine Haug, Michael Knoche, Alberto Manguel, Gabriele Müller-Oberhäuser, Paul Needham and Eric White, this new edited volume was just published with the Harrassowitz Verlag in Wiesbaden. More information and the table of contents can be found here. […]

New publication: A History of Early Modern Communication. German and Italian Historiographical Perspectives, eds. D. Bellingradt and M. Rospocher (Special issue: Jahrbuch des italienisch-deutschen historischen Intsituts in Trient, vol. 45, no. 2, 2019)

We are pleased to share this announcement from our network member Daniel Bellingradt. This special issue focuses on Italian and German historiographies and aims to contribute to establishing a theoretical framework for a history of early modern communication. The introduction by Daniel Bellingradt and Massimo Rospocher addresses why focusing on past communication allows the historian […]

New publication: Bellingradt, Daniel: Vernetzte Papiermärkte. Einblicke in den Amsterdamer Handel mit Papier im 18. Jahrhundert. Köln: Herbert von Halem, 2020.

This book is devoted to the trade of paper in Europe’s first period of paper. As is commonly known, the first European paper period started with trade imports of paper by papermakers and via Arab trade contacts from the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and thrived in early thirteenth centuryon the Iberian Peninsula and in Italy.

New publication: Madl, C./Pisa, P./Wögerbauer, M.: Buchwesen in Böhmen 1749–1848. Kommentiertes Verzeichnis der Drucker, Buchhändler, Buchbinder, Kupfer- und Steindrucker. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2020 (Buchforschung. Beiträge zum Buchwesen in Österreich. 11).

This catalogue of all printers, bookbinders, booksellers and publishers in Bohemia and its capital Prague (1749-1848) is a follow-up to the reference work Buchwesen in Wien 1750-1850 by Peter R. Frank and Johannes Frimmel. In addition to the companies and their owners, extensive data has been collected on very small businesses and their employees, without […]

New publication: KODEX 9 (2019) Materialität: Von Blättern und Seiten. Eds. Christian Benne and Carlos Spoerhase. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2020.

Since 2011, the Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG) has annually published KODEX. The ninth volume was co-edited by Christian Benne (Copenhagen) and Carlos Spoerhase (Bielefeld) and deals with the theme of materiality and features contributions by scholars from a variety of related disciplines. Contributors include André Schüller-Zwierlein, Viola Hildebrand-Schat, Tobias Heyl, Philip Ajouri and Petra Feuerstein-Herz. […]

New publication: S. Simon: “Verleger als Leser und als Vermittler von Lesekultur: Britische Verlegerkarrieren zwischen 1800 und 1926 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung lesebiographischer Ansätze” (Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag, 2019)

Our network member Simon Rosenberg (WWU Münster) has just sent us the following news, which we are delighted to share with you. Publishers influence reading culture through the choice of works they publish. Similarly, they were influenced by the reading material they encountered during their lives. Sandra Simon’s PhD thesis, which has just been published […]

New publication: Hans-Helmut Röhring/Günther Fetzer: Wie ein Buch entsteht. Einführung in den Buchverlag (10th, entirely revised ed.). Darmstadt: WBG, 2019.

We were recently alerted to this new publication, which is a complete revision of an “old classic” for students of book and publishing studies. The textbook Wie ein Buch entsteht by Hans-Helmut Röhring was first published in 1983 and has introduced thousands of students, book trade apprentices, and entry-level employees in the book business to […]