Tag Archives: materiality

New Publication: Kempf, Charlotte Katharina: Materialität und Präsenz von Inkunabeln. Die deutschen Erstdrucker im französischsprachigen Raum bis 1500. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2020.

We are delighted to share this news about a new publication by our network member Charlotte Kempf. Congratulations, Charlotte! With the establishment of a press at University of Paris in 1470, the history of printing presses in the French speaking world began. One of the founders was the German scholar Johannes Heynlin von Stein. He marks […]

New publication: KODEX 9 (2019) Materialität: Von Blättern und Seiten. Eds. Christian Benne and Carlos Spoerhase. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2020.

Since 2011, the Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG) has annually published KODEX. The ninth volume was co-edited by Christian Benne (Copenhagen) and Carlos Spoerhase (Bielefeld) and deals with the theme of materiality and features contributions by scholars from a variety of related disciplines. Contributors include André Schüller-Zwierlein, Viola Hildebrand-Schat, Tobias Heyl, Philip Ajouri and Petra Feuerstein-Herz. […]

Review: Autorschaft und Bibliothek. Sammlungsstrategien und Schreibverfahren. Eds. S. Höppner, C. Jessen, J. Münkner & U. Trenkmann. Göttingen: Wallstein 2018 (Kulturen des Sammelns. 2).

Guest post by Ute Schneider, Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media / Book Studies, JGU Mainz This anthology contains the contributions to a conference organised in 2016 by the project “Autorenbibliotheken: Materialität – Wissensordnung – Performanz” in the Forschungsverbund Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel. The conference contributions were supplemented by further thematically related studies. The […]

CONF: Visual Design: The Periodical Page as a Designed Surface, Marburg, 23-25 November, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

Conf: “Objects of Refuge”, Mainz, 14-18 Dec 2016

We would like to alert our followers and readers to the upcoming conference “The Refuge of Objects/ Objects of Refuge.” The symposium will be held in Mainz from December 14-18, 2016. From the organizers’ description: “The theme of the symposium is the material culture of ‘Refuge.’ In view of recent political events and natural catastrophes […]

News: Exhibit “Glanzlichter der Buchkunst” at JGU Mainz, April 21-May 12

The Mainz Institute for Book Studies with its Mainzer Verlagsarchiv  (Mainz Publishing Archive) has received archival materials from the Bertelsmann imprint “wissenmedia”. During an official ceremony yesterday, Katja Meinecke-Meurer, managing director of “wissenmedia”, gave the archives of the important facsimile publisher “Faksimile Verlag” to the Institute for Book Studies. The specialized facsimile publisher (Lucerne/Munich) published […]

CfP: Consumerism and Prestige: The Materiality of Literature in the Postindustrial Age, FU Berlin, June 30 – July 1

Our associated scholar Bernhard Metz is co-organizing an international workshop on the materiality of the book and issues of consumerism to be held at Freie Universität Berlin. We’re glad to share the CfP for this event below. Please note that the submission deadline for abstracts is April 1.   CfP: Consumerism and Prestige: The Materiality […]

Event: Art and politics in broadsheets, 7 March 2016, Berlin

We would like to inform our followers and readers about and upcoming event at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin withtin the framework of the event series Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog. Christiane Caemmerer (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) will will give a historical overview of the history of broadsheets from the Reformation to […]

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 […]