The St Andrews Book Conference: Print and Power 21-23 June 2018 Call for Papers In the early modern period print could make or break power. While scholars have focussed mainly on efforts by authorities to restrict the circulation of printed texts, civic and ecclesiastical authorities recognised the potential as well as the dangers of this […]

The lecture series series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog” will continue on December 5 with a lecture by Mark-Georg Dehrmann (Humboldt University zu Berlin). He will speak on „J.J.Chr. Bode und G.E. Lessing als Drucker und Verleger in Hamburg“. Johann Joachim Christoph Bode was a translator and, from 1766 on, owner […]

Our readers and followers may be interested in the new TIGRE event series in Paris, running from 6 October 2017 to 26 January 2018, on illustration. More information can be found here.

posted on behalf of Evanghelia Stead Periodicals in the Ecology of Print and Visual Cultures 7th International Conference of the European Society for Periodical Research (http://www.espr–it.eu/) 27–29 June 2018 in Paris The 7th annual conference of the European Society for Periodical Research will explore how periodicals from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century function as […]

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 […]

We are happy to share the following publication announcements of our associated scholar Prof. Daniel Bellingradt: Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption Published in Palgrave’s “New Directions in Book History” series, “Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption” presents and explores a challenging new […]

We’re happy to share this announcement for the international conference “Visual Design: The Periodical Page as a Designed Surface”, hosted by the DFG research unit 2288 “Journalliteratur“ 23.-25. November 2017, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) The conference „Visual design: the periodical page as a designed  surface“ is concerned with the visual design of the Journal, taken to  mean […]