Associated Scholars

If you are interested in joining this list of scholars in book history and print culture based in German-speaking areas (D-A-CH) or working on German-language region issues (D-A-CH), please contact one of the administrators with the following information: Your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail, Twitter handle, website, short description of your research interests. We will gladly add you to our list!

For further information see FAQ: Our List of Associated Scholars



Christian Adam

  • Website
  • E-Mail: adam.haertel[at]
  • Research Interests: German literature between 1933 and 1945, German bestsellers in the 20th century, Non-fiction books from the Weimar Republic to Postwar Germany

Ellen Barth 

  • E-Mail: mail[at]
  • Research Interests: the book in the digital age, women in book history, community publishing, the book in international contexts, and 19th century book illustrations.

Daniel Bellingradt (Institute for the Study of the Book, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Christian Berrenberg (Institut für Skandinavistik/Fennistik, Universität zu Köln)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: c.berrenberg[at]
  • Research Interests: early C20 handwritten newspapers in Scandinavia; Scandinavian labour movement media/press/popular education; vernacular literacies and the construction of national identities

Elisabeth Böker (JGU Mainz, Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media / Book Studies)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: eboeker[at]
  • Research Interests: Book History; International Book Market; Scandinavian literature; the Market for Translations in Germany; Digitization

Wout Dillen (Centre of Manuscript Genetics – University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Falk Eisermann (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke / Inkunabelsammlung)

Günther Fetzer (Institut für Buchwissenschaft, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: guenther.fetzer[at]
  • Research Interestes: history of the publishing industry, in particular of the 20th century; history of the mass market paperback

Peter R. Frank (Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich, Wien)

  • E-Mail: prfrank[at]
  • Research Interests: Bibliology in Austria and Germany, esp. of the 18th and early 19th centuries; peace and conflict studies

Ulrike Valeria Fuss (KU Leuven)

  • E-Mail: ulrike.fuss[at]
  • Website
  • Research Interests: European book history in the 16th and 17th century, 17th century book illustration, South American book history, Digital humanities, Digital book history

Alberto Gabriele (Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: alberto.gabriele.tau[at]
  • Research Interests: History of the Novel; Victorian Fiction; Book History; Critical Theory; Visual Cultures and the Written Text; History of Pre-Cinema and Silent Film; Film and Literature; Theories of Mass Culture
Karina de la Garza-Gil (Universität zu Köln, Historisches Institut – Mittelalterliche Geschichte)

Annette Gilbert (Peter Szondi-Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: annette.gilbert[at]
  • Research Interests: Experimental Literature & Art, Textual Materiality and Visuality, Artists’ Books, Reading Practices, Self- and Independent Publishing

Daniela Gretz (German Language and Literature, University of Cologne; DFG FOR 2288: Journal Literature: Rules of Format, Visual Design, and Cultures of Reception)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: daniela.gretz[at]
  • Research Interests: Media and communication history; German Periodicals (19th, 20th century, esp. literature and knowledge); Seriality; History of the novel (Miscellaneous Poetics/Co-Evolution of Periodical Press and the Modern Novel)

Christiane Hadamitzky (English Studies, SFB 948 Helden – Heroisierungen – Heroismen, Universität Freiburg)

Murray G. Hall (Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich/Institut für Germanistik, Universität Wien)

  • Websites: and
  • E-Mail: office[at]
  • Research Interests: Austrian book and publishing history in the 19th and 20th centuries; book clubs; library history; provenance research; history of German language publishing in the Bohemian lands 1919–1945

Jan Hillgärtner (School of History, University of St Andrews)

Rindert Jagersma (Radboud University Nijmegen)

  • E-Mail: r.jagersma[at]
  • Twitter: @R_Jagersma
  • Research Interests: book trade in the Dutch Republic around 1700; quantitative book history; book trade networks; book sales catalogues; private libraries; pamphlets

Lise Jaillant (Universität Leipzig)

William Ashford Kelly (Scottish Centre for the Book, Edinburgh Napier University)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: william[at]
  • Research Interests: (currently) C16 German imprints in Edinburgh libraries; (more generally) printing in the German-language areas of Europe in the hand press period; occasional verse in C17 ephemeral publications; library history; book collecting; reference works

Caroline Kögler (WWU Münster/DFG-SFB 1385 Recht und Literatur)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: caroline.koegler[at]
  • Research Interests: Postcolonial studies; British studies; 18th century literature and culture; Law and Literature; Brand narratives, marketing & the market, Queer and gender theory/literature; intersectionality; Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies; Citizenship, exile, Migration; South Africa; Caribbean

Silke Körber (Book Studies/Buchwissenschaft Mainz)

Doris Lechner (English Studies, DFG-FOR 875 Historische Lebenswelten, Universität Freiburg)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: dolechner[at]
  • Twitter: @dolechner
  • Research Interests: Victorian periodicals and book trade, especially representations of the past; seriality; media transfer; contemporary British and German book trade

Stefanie Lethbridge (English Department, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

  • E-Mail: stefanie.lethbridge[at]
  • Research Interests: British poetry anthologies (including material design and production), Eighteenth-century British literary magazines, text-image relations, esp. in cartoons, concepts of the heroic (in connection with SFB 948: Helden – Heroisierungen – Heroismen)

Susann Liebich (Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University)

Stefanie Martin (Book Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

  • E-Mail: martstef[at]
  • Research interests: 20th century book history, foreign cultural and book policy, semiotics and materiality of the book, archives

Bernhard Metz (Comparative Literature, Freie Universität Berlin)

Elmar Mittler (Buch- und Bibliothekswissenschaften, Georg August Universität Göttingen, Prof. em.)

Frederike Neuber (Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Graz)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: frederike.neuber[at]
  • Twitter: @FredFirlefanz
  • Research Interests: 20th century book history, transitional changes of book production (printing press, Industrial Age, Digital Age), history of typography, textual scholarship, digital modeling of writing/typography, digital humanities.

Corinna Norrick-Rühl (WWU Münster, English Department / Book Studies)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: cnorrick[at]
  • Twitter: @CorinnaNoRue
  • Research Interests: History of the book/publishing in Germany and in the global Anglophone market, 20th century; Children’s and YA books and publishing; Market for translations in Germany and elsewhere; book sales clubs

David Oels (Berlin)

  • Research Interests: Non-fiction books and the popularization of knowledge; publishing history, in particular from the Weimar Republic to the 1970s; literary and cultural history (20th century)

Mark Petersen (James Madison University, Carrier Library)

  • E-Mail: peter3me[at]
  • Research Interests: German printing presses in the early 16th century; printing in the German vernacular; Book History; Book Trade Networks of Northern Europe
Eva Ulrike Pirker (English Seminar, University of Freiburg)

Birgitte Beck Pristed

Melanie Ramdarshan Bold (University College London, Department of Information Studies)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: m.bold[at]
  • Twitter: @ILoveCopyright
  • Research Interests: small nation and developing publishing industries, small presses and literary magazines, copyright, digital publishing, translation, the changing nature of authorship

Nina Reusch (Historisches Seminar, DFG-FOR 875 Historische Lebenswelten, Universität Freiburg)

Dagmar Anne Riedel (Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: dar2111[at]
  • Twitter: @iranicaonline
  • Blog
  • Research Interests: the history of the Islamic book, within the wider perspective of the cultural history of the transmission of knowledge between the Near East, Europe, and North America

Annika Rockenberger (Institutt for litteratur, områdestudier og europeiske språk, Tysk litteratur, Universitetet i Oslo)

Simon Rosenberg (Englisches Seminar – Lehrstuhl Book Studies, WWU Münster)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: simros[at]
  • Research Interests: Book history, transitional changes of book production (printing press, Industrial Age, Digital Age), English/British book history in early modern times and nineteenth century

Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

  • Website
  • Email: Elizabeth.Savage[at]
  • Research Interests: 15th-16th century print and book culture; early printing techniques, especially for colour printing; book illustrations

Heike Schaefer (North American Literature and Culture, Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: heike.schaefer[at]
  • Research Interests: American literature and culture (esp. 19th to 21st century); comparative media / intermedial approaches to literary studies: the analogue and digital media and materialities of literature, visual media and literature; immediacy effects; poetics and cultures of knowledge.

Franziska Schaudeck (Auxiliary Sciences of History/Historische Hilfswissenschaften, University of Freiburg)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: morporc[at]
  • Research Interests: Auxiliary sciences of history; history of libraries (mediaeval, early modern to mid-nineteenth-century); cataloguing of manuscripts; early modern alchemy and its afterlife

Ute Schneider (History of the Book/Buchwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: uschneid[at]
  • Research Interests: history of German book trade and publishing houses; history of reading in the Early Modern Period and in Modern Europe; the role and function of books in knowledge communities and culture

Tim Sommer (English Department, University of Heidelberg)

  • Website
  • E-mail: tim.sommer[at]
  • Research Interests: transatlantic and transnational book history and
    print culture (especially nineteenth century); literary authorship and
    print markets; histories of reading and reception; literature and the
    literary archive

Carlos Spoerhase (Universität Bielefeld)

Alexander Starre (American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: alexander.starre[at]
  • Research
  • Interests: American Literature and Culture (esp. contemporary and late 19th/early 20th century); Book Design and Textual Materiality; Contemporary Print Culture and Digitization; Cultural and Media Theory; Knowledge Creation

Evanghelia Stead (Comparative Literature, Université de Versaille Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: evanghelia.stead[at]
  • Research Interests: fin-de-siècle poetics and hermeneutics, 19th-20th c. European books and periodicals, Greek and Latin mythical figures in modern European literatures, The Arabian Nights aftermath as exemplified in the literary tradition of the 1002nd night (modern European and modern Arabic)

Julia Straub (University of Berne, English Department)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: straub[at]
  • Research Interests: Early American literature; transatlantic literary studies; literary criticism; literary magazines; anthologies; literary history

Sarah Ströer (WWU Münster, Exzellenzcluster “Religion und Politik”)

  • Website
  • E-Mail
  • Twitter: @SarahStroeer
  • Research Interests: English book history, especially 16th century; religious studies; English reformation; religious controversies; discourses on language and the book

Lubomir Suva (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Seminar für Slavische Philologie)

Sarah Timme (Department of Scandinavian Studies, GU Frankfurt)

  • Website
  • Research Interests: Literature and typography, Scandinavian book history and book illustration, Scandinavian Artist’s books, Research project on text and image in Scandinavian artist’s books during the 1960s

Michele K. Troy (University of Hartford, Hillyer College)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: mtroy[at]
  • Research Interests: Market for literary modernism (authors such as D.H. Lawrence, May Sinclair, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce); English authors in 1920s and 1930s Europe

Jim Wald (Hampshire College, Massachusetts Center for the Book)

  • Website
  • E-Mail: jjwSS[at]
  • Twitter: @CitizenWald
  • Research Interests: modern Europe; cultural history; German studies; history of the book; literature and literary life; information technologies; the age of the democratic revolutions, c. 1770-1848; the era of classical modernity & the World Wars, c. 1890-1945

Michael Wögerbauer (Department for Research into Literary Culture, Institute of Czech Literature CAS, Prague, Czechia)

  • E-Mail: woegerbauer[at]
  • Research Interests: multilingual literary areas; Central Europe; sociology of literature; literary life; German studies; Czech studies; history of the book;  the age of the democratic revolutions, c. 1770-1848

Simone Zweifel (Geschichte, Universität St. Gallen)

  • E-Mail: simone.zweifel[at]
  • Research Interests: Early Modern History; Book History; History of Knowledge; Sociability Studies; Early Modern Recipe Books



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