Tag Archives: print culture

New publication: “Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects”, ed. Evanghelia Stead

Adapted from the press release on http://www.palgrave.com In 2015, Evanghelia Stead convened a conference on “Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects” in Freiburg at FRIAS (see our conference report here). A few weeks ago, a volume with the same title was published in Palgrave’s series “New Directions in Book History”. The book, edited by […]

Talk: Mark-Georg Dehrmann: “J.J.Chr. Bode und G.E. Lessing als Drucker und Verleger in Hamburg”

The lecture series series “Die Materialität von Schriftlichkeit – Bibliothek und Forschung im Dialog” will continue on December 5 with a lecture by Mark-Georg Dehrmann (Humboldt University zu Berlin). He will speak on „J.J.Chr. Bode und G.E. Lessing als Drucker und Verleger in Hamburg“. Johann Joachim Christoph Bode was a translator and, from 1766 on, owner […]

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 […]

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 […]

CfP: Crossing Boundaries – Books as Bridges, Göttingen, 6-7 April 2017

The fifth annual meeting of the IBG young scholars will take place in Göttingen. The conference theme is “Crossing Boundaries – Books as Bridges”. The conference will lead to a better understanding of the content- and media-related, conceptual, geographic, political and legal dimensions of crossing boundaries in books and the book indsutry. Thematic streams include, […]

Happy holidays and all the best for 2016 from the Book History and Print Culture Network

Dear followers and visitors, Thank you for your continued support in 2015! With 13,079 views (and counting!) by over 3,500 individual visitors from a wide variety of countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia, we feel that we have truly achieved our goal of making book history and print culture research […]

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 […]

Call for Papers: IBG Annual Conference (Theme: Censorship), Stuttgart, 7-8 July 2016

The 17th annual conference of the Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (IBG), organized by Ulrich Huse, will deal with censorship in democratic societies (“‘Eine Zensur findet nicht statt’ – Zensur und Medienkontrolle in demokratisch verfassten Gesellschaften”) and will take place from 7-8 July 2016 in Stuttgart at the Hochschule der Medien. The CfP (deadline: 10 January 2016) […]

Call for Collaboration: Research network on the early modern paper trade in Europe

This call for collaboration was sent to us by our associated member Jun.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Bellingradt, FAU Erlangen: “It is a truism that the early modern book world run on paper. However, the European paper trade is one of the most unknown economic activities of the early modern period. In fact, the workings of the […]

CfP: Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting (19-21 November 2015, De Montfort University, Leicester)

Our associated scholar Wout Dillen has kindly made us aware that the call for papers for the Twelfth Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), which will be held at the Centre for Textual Studies (De Montfort University, Leicester England) from 19-21 November 2015, is still open until 30 June 2015. The […]