Tag Archives: Conference

CfP: Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic, November 3-4 2020 (online conference)

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on all aspects of lives, but nowhere has this been more visible than in the conflation of public and private workspace. As we work from home and attend endless online meetings, our bookshelves are suddenly on public display. This conference will ask speakers to critically examine this particular cultural phenomenon, […]

CfP SHARP 2020: The Power of the Written Word (June 15-18 2020, Amsterdam). Deadline now 31 Dec 2019

re-posting from conference website — Call for Papers The written word has immense power. Manuscripts, books, newspapers, pamphlets, internet and even graffiti can define and spread knowledge as well as form tools for emancipation and liberation. Yet it can also break down communities and fuel discontent. Some argue that new technologies and strategies have enhanced […]

Conf: Reading in a Digital Environment: Media Use, Functional Literacies and Future Challenges for Universities, 8 Nov 2019, University of Regensburg

We would like to inform our followers and readers about this upcoming conference on reading in a digital Environment in Regensburg this fall. All relevant Information can be found here.

Conf: “The Paper Trade of Early Modern Europe: Practices, Materials, Networks,” Erlangen, 26/27 Feb 2019

The conference “The Paper Trade of Early Modern Europe: Practices, Materials, Networks“ will take place in Erlangen (Germany) from February 26 to 27 2019. This international conference is supported by the German Research Association (DFG) and designed to focus on one of the most essential, lucrative and yet forgotten business activities of early modern Europe: […]

CfP: Interrupted Readings – Follow-On Readings, Bochum, 17-19 September 2018

The international conference “Lektüreabbruch – Anschlußlektüren: Journale lesen” (“Interrupted Reading – Follow-on Readings: Reading Journals”) will take place from 17-19 September 2018 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. It will be organized by DFG Research Unit 2288, Journal Literature, in the framework of the programme priority “Coherence/interruption”. The aim of the conference is to examine journals of […]

Conf: Materiality as a challenge. The late medieval codex and the basic historical sciences, Heidelberg, 16-17 February 2017

Two research projects of the DFG collaborative research center 933 Material Text Cultures. Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic Societies, projects A06 (The Paper Revolution in Late Mediaeval Europe. Comparative Investigations into Changing Technologies and Culture in ‘Social Space’) and B10 (Rolls for the King. The Format of Rolls in Royal Administration and Historiography […]

#Reading: International Conference at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (29 Sep. – 1 Oct. 2016)

We’re very pleased to share with you the final program of the conference “#Reading: Transforming Traditional Forms of Reception in the Digital Age” (“#Lesen – Transformationen traditioneller Rezeptionskonzepte im digitalen Zeitalter”). The conference is organized by the DFG-funded Research Training Group 1787 “Literature and Dissemination of Literature in the Digital Age” and takes place from September 29 […]

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, […]

Conf: Novel – Seeming – Goods. Future(s) of the Anglophone Novel, Mainz, 23-24 Sept 2016

The interdisciplinary conference Novel—Seeming—Goods explores the futures of the Anglophone novel at the intersections of content, form, production, and distribution.