Category Projects

Project: A scholarly internet resource for children’s and young adult media

In keeping with our blog’s goal to present projects, publications and events in the German-speaking area which may be of interest to scholars of book, print, publishing and reading history, we would like to introduce you to the internet resource “”. “” is the largest scholarly internet resource for children’s and young adult literature and […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Online Resource: Popular History in Victorian Magazines Database (PHVM)

Periodicals were an essential part of, and reflected all aspects of Victorian culture, including the Victorians’ interest in the past. The Popular History in Victorian Magazines Database (PHVM) derives from a project on popular presentations of history in Victorian magazines: “Histories for the Many: Historical Lifeworlds in Victorian Family, Women’s and Children’s Periodicals” – “Geschichte(n) […]

Project: Das populäre deutschsprachige Sachbuch im 20. Jahrhundert – The popular German-language non-fiction book in the twentieth century

Guest post by Stefanie Martin, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz In the widest definition of the term, “Sachbuch” can be translated as “non-fiction book”. Despite the indisputable popularity of the “Sachbuch” with readers and its success on the German book market for several decades, the non-fiction book has not yet received adequate academic attention. For instance, this […]

Print and Media Cultures Dissertation Reviews

Guest post by Amelia Bonea I would like to begin this post by thanking the team at the Book History and Print Culture Network for their enthusiasm and for the opportunity to bring to their readers’ attention a project which might interest scholars of the printed word and image. Initiated in 2012, Print and Media […]

Society for Book Research in Austria, Vienna

Guest Post by Murray G. Hall (Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich/Institut für Germanistik, Universität Wien) The Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich is the only institution in Austria which deals exclusively with book history. Its aim is to promote in-depth research on the book trade in Austria and to co-ordinate studies in the field as well […]

Perspektive Bibliothek – An open access journal by trainee librarians in Munich

Guest post by Martin Hermann The German-language open access journal Perspektive Bibliothek (The Library in Perspective) was launched in July 2012. It covers the entire spectrum of library and information science. The articles in Perspektive Bibliothek are based on papers which trainee academic librarians write as part of their theoretical training at the Bavarian Library […]

Recommendation: Dagmar Riedel’s research blog on Islamic books

Conferences are not only a good place to hear about new research, they are also a prime opportunity to meet researchers in the field. The 2013 SHARP annual conference, held this year in Philadelphia, is a good example! I met the German scholar Dagmar Anne Riedel there. Riedel studied Islamic history as well as medieval […]

Call for Articles: Writing ‘in extremis’ – Schreiben in Todesnähe, themed issue of Oxford German Studies, Deadline 31 July 2013

Oxford German Studies is looking for contributions to a themed issue on the creative potential of end-of-life writing in German literature and culture. Articles which explore texts such as last letters, suicide notes, wills, diaries, end-of-life narratives, more general autobiographical accounts, poetry and prose with an interdisciplinary or comparative approach are particularly welcome, and the […]