Tag Archives: early modern period

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hartfiel/Winnerling: (Making) Use of Books. Complete PDF and first issue of blog series

We are now delighted to publish the first issue of our series “Essays” as a PDF for open access download. The series is edited by our blog administration team: Doris Lechner, Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Alexander Starre and Simone Zweifel; it will appear irregularly as essays are published on the blog. Essays No. 1 (October/November 2015) The […]

PhD position in Book Studies (50% EG13) at FAU Erlangen

Our associated scholar Jun.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Bellingradt is seeking applications for a 50% EG13 PhD position within the framework of his research project “Publizistik als Handelsware. Transregionale Märkte, Räume und Netzwerke im frühneuzeitlichen Europa (1750–1800)”, funded by the German research foundation (DFG). The complete job description can be found here. The deadline for applications is […]