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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 […]

Blog project “Self publishing” at JGU Mainz

Self publishing is certainly one of the “hot topics” of today’s book industry. Graduate students of Book Studies at Johannes Gutenberg-University (JGU) have founded a blog titled Spubbles which deals with self publishing in all its facets. We invite our readers and followers to look at the website. The project is funded by the Gutenberg […]

H-Soz-Kult series of essays on „The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Europe“

H-Soz-Kult launched a series of essays on “The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Europe”. The contributors are international researchers, who relate the topic to different – amongst others national – contexts. You can find the essays here: Editorial: The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Europe by Torsten Kahlert and Claudia Prinz, Humboldt-University […]

Conference: Book Use. Practices of Using Books in the Early Modern Period, Düsseldorf, November 14-15, 2014

The Institute of History at Düsseldorf University is hosting the two-day interdisciplinary workshop “Vom (Be-)Nutzen der Bücher. Praktiken des Buchgebrauchs in der Frühen Neuzeit”. The participants–including our administrator Simone Zweifel and our associated scholar Daniel Bellingradt–will explore the non-textual dimensions of book culture in the early modern period. According to the conference abstract, the main […]

Lecture Series: “The Materiality of Text” at Berlin State Library

During the upcoming academic year, the Berlin State Library and the research group “Arbeitskreis Materialität der Literatur” will host a series of talks on the material dimensions of text. The organizers want to initiate conversations and collaborations between literary scholars, book historians, librarians, and other specialists on this subject. A central aim is to foster […]

SHARP Conference in Antwerp coming up!

The 22nd annual SHARP conference is coming up next week in Antwerp (17-21 September). This year’s theme is “Religions of the Book”. Four members of our network will be presenting at the conference: Christian Berrenberg (Cologne) will present a paper entitled “‘Newspaper and protocol are the pride of an organisation with traditions’: Creating a socialist […]

The Basics of Book Studies – a Quiz on ZEIT Online

In its series “What to study” (“Was studieren?”), the weekly national newspaper ZEIT has now published an online quiz about Book Studies: “Introduction to Book Studies” (“Einführung in die Buchwissenschaft”). In Germany, Book Studies is a discipline at about half a dozen universities, and maybe this quiz will lead some prospective students to consider majoring […]

Call for Papers: Student Conference: Learning to Read: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Toni Helme and Jenny Fuchs, Masters students of Book Studies at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, are coordinating an interdisciplinary conference for students and early career researchers on the topic: “Learning to Read: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”. The conference will take place in Mainz on May 8 & 9, 2014 and has been granted funding by the […]