Tag Archives: book history

Norbert Bachleitner: Censorship of Literature in Austria 1751–1848. Leiden/Boston: Brill 2022.

In 2017, Norbert Bachleitner, Professor emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna, Austria, wrote the book Die literarische Zensur in Österreich von 1751 bis 1848, as we indicated on this blog. Daniel Syrovy, Petr Píša and Michael Wögerbauer contributed chapters. Censorship dominated literature, culture and science during the Habsburg monarchy. Bachleitner looks at […]

Two three-year PhD scholarships at WWU Münster, Germany, with a possible focus on Book Studies

The Graduate School Practices of Literature at WWU Münster (https://www.uni-muenster.de/Practices-of-Literature/en/index.shtml) invites international applications for two PhD scholarships starting on October 1, 2023. The three-year scholarships are part of the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) funded by the Federal Foreign Ministry in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Within the English Department, PhD candidates […]

Thomas Kaufmann: Wie die Generation Luther die erste Medienrevolution entfesselte (Munich: C.H. Beck 2022).

Luther and his contemporaries were the digital natives of their time. They fought for a reformation of the church, used the media of the 16th century such as broadsheets and pamphlets specifically for their own causes and to fight their opponents, and marketed themselves. But more than that, they also initiated a step towards a […]

Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 2022, ed. Stephan Füssel

The Gutenberg Jahrbuch 2022, edited by Stephan Füssel (Mainz), typesetting and cover design by Ralf de Jong (Essen), was published in June. The Gutenberg Jahrbuch is the central scholarly publication organ of International Gutenberg Society, founded in 1926 by Aloys Ruppel. With 14 contributions in German, English and French, the new edition is primarily devoted […]

SHARP 2022 in Amsterdam: DACH participants

SHARP’s annual meeting is taking place in Amsterdam next week under the theme “Power of the Written Word” (link to conference website) – in-person for the first time since it was held at the University of Massachusetts in July 2019. In 2020, SHARP ran an alternative week of online events in lieu of a conference […]

New Publication: Jan Hillgärtner: News in Times. The Development of the German Newspaper, 1605–1650 (Leiden/ Boston: Brill 2021).

Our network member Jan Hillgärtner has recently published his dissertation. Hillgärtner’s dissertation traces the development and spread of the newspaper and the development of the printing industry in Germany in the first half of the seventeenth century. Based on an inspection of all printed newspapers of this period, the book offers an overview of regional […]

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New Publication: Ursula Rautenberg/Anja Voeste: Typographie. Theoretische Konzeptionen, historische Perspektiven, künstlerische Applikationen (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann KG Verlag 2022).

Typography is an essential part of writing history. This volume brings together 21 illustrated overview articles from a variety of perspectives: semiotics, written linguistics to literature, translation and edition studies, book studies and art history. The volume presents several examples from the history of printing, shows the artistic significance of typography and explains theoretical conceptions […]

News: The “Netzwerk Historische Wissens- und Gebrauchliteratur” seeks new members

— seen on SHARP-L, reposting with more details here for our followers and network members — In 2020, the “Netzwerk Historische Wissens- und Gebrauchliteratur” was founded. It is dedicated to knowledge-mediating texts of all sorts, their research and cultural contexts. The temporal focus is on the middle ages and the early modern period. Currently, the […]

New publication: Johannes Frimmel et al. (eds.): Im Zentrum: Das Buch. Forschungen, Projekte, Reflexionen am Zentrum für Buchwissenschaft. Eine Bilanz der ersten Jahre. Für Christine Haug. (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2022).

In 2018, Book Studies (“Buchwissenschaft”) at LMU Munich was re-organised and summed up in the “Zentrum für Buchwissenschaft: Buchforschung – Verlagswirtschaft – Digitale Medien”. This book, dedicated to the center’s founder and director, Prof. Dr. Christine Haug, gives a brief summary of the first years at the “Zentrum” and showcases the current research projects in […]

New publication: Simone Zweifel: Aus Büchern Bücher machen. Zur Produktion und Multiplikation von Wissen in frühneuzeitlichen Kompilationen (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter 2021).

One of our founding members has published her dissertation on early modern books. Simone Zweifel’s disseration on “making books out of books” analyses the practice of compilation from the 16th to the 19th century. To create something new by using existing texts was a common practice at this time. To do so, the authors needed […]