Tag Archives: reading

New Publication: Steffen Martus/Carlos Spoerhase: Geistesarbeit. Eine Praxeologie der Geisteswissenschaften (Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag 2022)

In their monograph, Martus and Spoerhase discuss what distinguishes the practice(s) of the humanities from other scholarly fields. They examine rules, theories and spaces of practice and explain what research, teaching and administration actually mean in everyday academic life. In this way, they offer a new perspective on the humanities and the labor involved in […]

New publication: Franziska Wilke: Digital Lesen. Wandel und Kontinuität einer literarischen Praktik (Bielefeld: transcript, 2022)

Franziska Wilke (Frankfurt) has recently published a book on digital reading that may be of interest to our readers and associated members. The book, published with transcript in the series “Literatur in der digitalen Gesellschaft”, is available fully open access here.

Call for Papers: Sammelband Akademisches Lesen. Medien, Praktiken, Bibliotheken (eds. Stefan Alker-Windbichler, Axel Kuhn, Benedikt Lodes und Günther Stocker)

Stefan Alker-Windbichler, Axel Kuhn, Benedikt Lodes and Günther Stocker are seeking contributions for an edited collection on academic reading. More information can be found here. The deadline for 300-word abstracts is February 28, 2021.

Book review: The Edinburgh History of Reading. 4 vols. Eds. Mary Hammond and Jonathan Rose. Edinburgh UP, 2020.

Guest post by our network member Ute Schneider, JGU Mainz The Edinburgh History of Reading. Vols. 1-4: Early Readers, ed. by Mary Hammond. Modern Readers, ed. by Mary Hammond. Common Readers, ed. by Jonathan Rose. Subversive Readers, ed. by Jonathan Rose. Edinburgh University Press 2020. ISBN 978-1-47446191-7, £ 350. Link to publication on Edinburgh UP […]

Reading Research Network position paper

Submitted by our network member Ute Schneider, Mainz Following the expert conference on the topic of “Dimensions of Reading” at Herrenhausen Castle near Hanover (2019), which was financed by the Volkswagen Foundation, the organizers Prof. Dr. Simone Ehmig (Stiftung Lesen, Mainz), Prof. Dr. Svenja Hagenhoff (Book Studies, FAU Erlangen), and Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider (Book […]

SHARP DeLong Book Prize for Jeffrey T. Zalar, Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770-1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and the German Historical Institute, 2019).

Congratulations to Jeffrey T. Zalar (University of Cincinnati), who was awarded this year’s George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Prize by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 18. Jeffrey Zalar’s monograph Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770–1914 was published […]

New publication: S. Simon: “Verleger als Leser und als Vermittler von Lesekultur: Britische Verlegerkarrieren zwischen 1800 und 1926 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung lesebiographischer Ansätze” (Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag, 2019)

Our network member Simon Rosenberg (WWU Münster) has just sent us the following news, which we are delighted to share with you. Publishers influence reading culture through the choice of works they publish. Similarly, they were influenced by the reading material they encountered during their lives. Sandra Simon’s PhD thesis, which has just been published […]

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.

Call for Papers/ Einladung an Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen: Expertentagung Dimensionen des Lesens, 6-8 Nov 2019, Hannover

This CfP for an event which is funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung has been sent to us by our associated scholar Ute Schneider (JGU Mainz). Please note that the conference language is German and that this CfP is explicitly geared toward PhD students and early post-docs. Please share widely. Queries can be addressed directly to […]

Talk: Bill Bell: “Scotland was my Nation”: Reading, Migration, and Identity in the 19th Century, 23 May 2017, JGU Mainz

We would like to invite our followers and readers to the following talk: Bill Bell: “Scotland was my Nation”: Reading, Migration, and Identity in the 19th Century which will take place in Mainz (Philosophicum, P5) on Tuesday May 23 at 12.15 pm. Bill Bell founded the Centre for the History of the Book at The […]