Monthly Archives: June 2013

IBG Young Scholars Meeting: The Book as Cultural Artefact and Economic Good, Erlangen, 01.08. – 02.08.2013

Every year, the IBG (Internationale Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft) hosts a conference that brings together scholars of the study of the book. This year in November, plagiarism will be the frame. In the past the association has held conferences on the topic of  the e-book, digital libraries, the children´s book and many other.

One of the features of the association is that i gives young scholars the chance to discuss their ongoing PhD projects and research findings on the annually held young scholars meeting. I am pleased that we in Erlangen will be hosting the meeting this year and I am looking forward to papers on the following aspects of the book as cultural artefact and economic good: Continue reading

Being new in the field: Current projects in newspaper history

TDC Newspaper Staff 1880-90s © CC BY-SA Flickr-User Marion Dross

TDC Newspaper Staff 1880-90s © CC-BY-SA Flickr-User Marion Dross 

Not too long ago, in November 2011, I started working on something that would later become the topic of my master´s thesis. In a course on early modern pamphlet production I had to deal with the “Neue Zeitung”, something that was – at this point – relatively new to me. After I took the first few steps in research I got the feeling, that this was a rather old fashioned subject. The output of articles, book chapters or monographs was relatively low, many of those younger publications where still quoting Karl Schottenlohers (in these days) important work. Continue reading