Category New Publications

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 […]

New publication: Book Studies and Islamic Studies in Conversation (IBG Kodex Jahrbuch 8/2018)

The Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG) has published their 8th volume of Kodex – Jahrbuch der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft. Edited by Marta Dominguez, the topic is “Book Studies and Islamic Studies in Conversation”. More information can be found here.

New publication: E. Böker: Skandinavische Bestseller auf dem deutschen Markt (Königshausen & Neumann, 2018)

We are delighted to share information about a new publication by one of our associated scholars. Dr. Elisabeth Böker (MA in Buchwissenschaft and History from JGU Mainz, PhD in Scandinavian Studies from Göttingen University within the Framework of the DFG Graduiertenkolleg 1787 – Literatur und Literaturvermittlung im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung) has just published her dissertation […]

New publication: “Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects”, ed. Evanghelia Stead

Adapted from the press release on http://www.palgrave.com In 2015, Evanghelia Stead convened a conference on “Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects” in Freiburg at FRIAS (see our conference report here). A few weeks ago, a volume with the same title was published in Palgrave’s series “New Directions in Book History”. The book, edited by […]