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SHARP DeLong Book Prize for Jeffrey T. Zalar, Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770-1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and the German Historical Institute, 2019).

Congratulations to Jeffrey T. Zalar (University of Cincinnati), who was awarded this year’s George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Prize by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 18. Jeffrey Zalar’s monograph Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770–1914 was published […]

Online exhibit: 5,000 Years of Media History

The Leipzig-based Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library) invites internet users to visit their first-ever online exhibit. The exhibit “Signs – Books – Networks” covers 5,000 years of media history, presenting over 1,800 different objects relating to the history of communication, and is available in German and English. The exhibit […]

#Reading: International Conference at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (29 Sep. – 1 Oct. 2016)

We’re very pleased to share with you the final program of the conference “#Reading: Transforming Traditional Forms of Reception in the Digital Age” (“#Lesen – Transformationen traditioneller Rezeptionskonzepte im digitalen Zeitalter”). The conference is organized by the DFG-funded Research Training Group 1787 “Literature and Dissemination of Literature in the Digital Age” and takes place from September 29 […]

News: Info-Events for MA courses of study in Münster with a Book Studies focus

Next week there are two evening events in Münster at the WWU for prospective MA students with an interest in Book History and Book Studies. Both the MA “Britsh, American and Postcolonial Studies” (BAPS) and the MA “National and Transnational Studies” (NATS) have modules focused on Book Studies/Book History. More information on the events and […]

News: Exhibit “Glanzlichter der Buchkunst” at JGU Mainz, April 21-May 12

The Mainz Institute for Book Studies with its Mainzer Verlagsarchiv  (Mainz Publishing Archive) has received archival materials from the Bertelsmann imprint “wissenmedia”. During an official ceremony yesterday, Katja Meinecke-Meurer, managing director of “wissenmedia”, gave the archives of the important facsimile publisher “Faksimile Verlag” to the Institute for Book Studies. The specialized facsimile publisher (Lucerne/Munich) published […]

New book series: “Written Media – Perspectives in Communication and Book Studies” (de Gruyter)

Our associated scholar Ute Schneider has asked me to inform all of you about a new book series that may be of interest to you. “Written Media – Perspectives in Communication and Book Studies” is edited by Heinz Bonfadelli (Zurich/CH), Ursula Rautenberg (Erlangen/D) and Ute Schneider (Mainz/D) and published by de Gruyter (Berlin). In recent […]

News from the Blog Administrators

During these quiet summer weeks, we thought we’d draw your attention to two recent publications by Corinna Norrick-Rühl and Alexander Starre, two of the blog’s administrators. Alexander’s book Metamedia: American Book Fictions and Literary Print Culture after Digitization has just appeared with the University of Iowa Press. The book inaugurates the new series “Impressions: Studies […]

Scholarships for book history related summer schools – apply now

Any and all book history related summer schools are invited to apply for SHARP scholarships. The SHARP scholarship fund is available to summer schools based in any region. Please note that we would also be delighted to feature information on book history related summer schools in the German-speaking area on our blog – feel free […]

New publication: Festschrift for Gabriele Müller-Oberhäuser

This past Saturday, the Münster-based book historian and medievalist Gabriele Müller-Oberhäuser was honored with a Festschrift on the occasion of her 65th birthday. The essays in the volume, edited by Simon Rosenberg and Sandra Simon, reflect the variety of Müller-Oberhäuser’s interests: The contributions range from Chaucer’s Fürstenspiegel to the value of books in comedy, from […]

Workshop: “Publishing as Artistic Practice”, Berlin, February 2, 2015

On February 2, 2015 our associated scholar Annette Gilbert (FU Berlin) and the Berlin-based artist and publisher Kristen Mueller are hosting are hosting a workshop on “Publishing as Artistic Practice”. Admission for this event is free. Here is the official announcement: Location: Lettrétage, Mehringdamm 61, 10961 Berlin Time: 15:30-21:00 What does it mean to publish […]