Category Reports

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 […]

Conference report: Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects, Freiburg im Br., 15-17 July 2015

Conference report by our associated scholars Stefanie Lethbridge and Corinna Norrick-Rühl International conference, organised by Evanghelia Stead, EURIAS Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg Link to complete conference programme The weather was great. The food was splendid. The people were worth talking to. The papers presented interesting insights. What more […]

Conference report: Picture Books. History, Aesthetics, Media (IBG annual conference), Klagenfurt, 25-26 September 2014

Guest post by Annedore Friedrich, JGU Mainz The Alpen-Adria University (AAU) of Klagenfurt recently hosted the fifteenth annual conference of the International Society of Book Studies (Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft [IBG]), organized by Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arno Rußegger from the department of German language and literature studies at the AAU. In Klagenfurt, a new research focus […]

Conference Report: SHARP 2014 “Religions of the Book”, 17-20 September 2014, Antwerp/Belgium

Guest post by Sarah Ströer (WWU Münster, Germany) From September 17th to 20th the University of Antwerp hosted the 22nd annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). The conference bore the title “Religions of the Book” and around 240 scholars of various disciplines gathered to discuss the many […]