Tag Archives: book studies

Professorship (W2) for international literature and reading cultures, JGU Mainz

JGU Mainz is seeking to fill a tenured professorship (salary scale W2) for international literature and reading cultures as soon as possible. Please find the full English-language job advert here.

2 PhD positions in DFG project on “Scalable reading”

Im DFG-finanzierten Projekt „Scalable Reading von ‚Gesammelten Werken‘ des 18. Jahrhunderts, exemplarisch durchgeführt an Friedrich-von-Hagedorn-Werkausgaben“, sind zwei Promotionsstellen (TV-L E 13, 65%) ab sofort für drei Jahre zu besetzen. Das Projekt untersucht in einer Kombination aus literaturwissenschaftlichen, buchgeschichtlichen und Digital-Humanities-Zugängen den Buchtypus der Gesammelten Werke, der Autorschaftsvorstellungen ebenso wie Kanonisierungsprozesse entscheidend mitgeprägt hat. Dabei soll […]

13 Funded PhD Positions (Late Medieval/Early Modern Book Studies) in the MSCA Doctoral Network REBPAF

We are delighted to share this opportunity with our readers and network members; please share widely! ‘Re-mediating the Early Book: Pasts and Futures’ (REBPAF) is a European Commission-funded MSCA Doctoral Network that will support 13 PhD researchers undertaking projects on late medieval and early modern books. These PhD researchers will be spread across the following institutions: University of […]

CfP: Interdisziplinäres Seminar der Nachwuchsforschenden des CIERA – Interdisciplinary Seminar of Young Researchers (23 January 2023, Paris)

On 20 January 2023, the Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (CIERA) will hold a Franco-German workshop entitled “Interdisziplinäres Seminar der Nachwuchsforschenden des CIERA – Interdisciplinary Seminar of Young Researchers“. It is directed at master’s students and doctoral candidates doing Franco-German research in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the workshop […]

New Publication: Arthur der Weduwen, Malcolm Walsby: The Book World of Early Modern Europe. Essays in Honour of Andrew Pettegree. 2 vols. (Leiden/Boston: Brill 2022)

Andrew Pettegree is one of the most important scholars on the history of the Reformation, the book and communication. On the occasion of his 65th birthday, an opulent two-volume Festschrift was published which reflects his areas of interest and expertise. The contributions by a total of 43 scholars deal with Reformation and religious culture, religious […]

Book Studies zoom events @WWU Münster in November

Our readers, associated network members and followers may be interested in upcoming events hosted by the Chair of Book Studies at WWU Münster, all of which are open to the public: On November 10 at 3pm CET, Eraldo Souza dos Santos (Paris) will be discussing the biography of a very particular book: “The global history […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]