Tag Archives: printing history

New Publication: Simon Portmann: Zwischen Wissensverbreitung und wirtschaftlichem Profit: Eine ,Nachdrucker-Gesellschaft’ in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2022).

Nowadays, copyright is firmly established. In the 18th century, on the contrary, there was no such copyright, which made reprints of works a common practice of book printers. This reprinting gave the authors a new form of distribution and readers access to literature. However, these reprints were also heavily criticised, especially by authors, because they […]

Thomas Kaufmann: Wie die Generation Luther die erste Medienrevolution entfesselte (Munich: C.H. Beck 2022).

Luther and his contemporaries were the digital natives of their time. They fought for a reformation of the church, used the media of the 16th century such as broadsheets and pamphlets specifically for their own causes and to fight their opponents, and marketed themselves. But more than that, they also initiated a step towards a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]