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Conference report: IBG Conference 2017 “The Future of Reading”

Guest post by Lena Hinrichsen and Mareike-Beatrice Stanke, JGU Mainz The 18th annual IBG Conference from 20th to 22nd September dealt with “The Future of Reading”. In 14 presentations and workshops the relevance of reading, its future possibilities and effects of digitalization were discussed. The first presentation by Henning Lobin (University Gießen) discussed the Fourth […]

The Book Index – An experimental indexical conference report

by Simone Zweifel (University of St.Gallen) Introduction Indexes were at the center of attention on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2017 in the Lecture Hall of the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Dennis Duncan (University of Oxford) organized the conference “The Book Index“, which looked at indexes from the classics to today, from different disciplinary […]

Conference report: Crossing Borders – Books as Bridges, IBG Young Scholars Meeting, Göttingen, April 2017

Guest post by Lena Hinrichsen and Mareike-Beatrice Stanke The fifth annual meeting of the IBG Young Scholars Network was hosted by the DFG Research Training Group “Literature and Dissemination of Literature in the Digital Age” in Göttingen (Germany) under the direction of Dr. Anke Vogel (Mainz) and Elisabeth Böker (Göttingen). The 1.5-day conference dealt with […]

Conference Report: Transformations in Letterpress Printing, HU Berlin, 9-10 June 2016

Guest post by Katharina Walter, Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory”, Humboldt-Universität Berlin The history of analogue printing and the question of its significance in an age of digital media are issues that, more than ever, exercise minds in both cultural and scientific fields of research as well as typographic practice. At […]

Conference Report: Languages of the Book, SHARP 2016, Paris

Guest post by Jan Hillgärtner Over 400 delegates met up in Paris for the annual SHARP conference in July 2016, making it the biggest SHARP annual meeting so far. In over 100 panels, speakers presented their works and topics ranged from the study of incunabula, the book and reader between Renaissance and the modern day, […]

Conference report: lyrik.buch.markt, JGU Mainz, 29 January 2016

by Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Institute for Book Studies, JGU Mainz Is there a market for poetry? Poetry is generally considered an outsider in the book industry. But since Jan Wagner received the award of the Leipzig Book Fair in 2015, poetry has been “trending”. This one-day conference under the direction of Alexander Nebrig, visiting professor at […]

Conference Report: Between Text and Readers. IBG Young Scholars Network Meeting, 13-14 November 2015

Guest post by Julia Dickob, Mona Klinkhardt and Darya Mohammad-Hadi, JGU Mainz From Friday November 13 to Saturday November 14 2015 the annual meeting of the IBG Young Scholars Network took place for the first time at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany. The theme of the conference was “Between Texts and Readers – Book […]