The Reception of Medieval Books Printed in Renaissance Basel 1480-1540

Tours, 21. Juni 2017: A lecture by Valentina Sebastiani, Research Associate in the MWW research project "Text and Frame", as part of the conference "The dynamics of the relationship with the more recent past in early modern Europe: between rejection and acknowlegement", hold from June 20 to 22, 2017.

Goethe´s Library: Exemplified by his collection of German Literature

Jena, 18 January 2017, Institute colloquium for German studies with Stefan Höppner, Research Project Associate "Authors' Libraries", at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

The „Zeitschrift für Digitale Geisteswissenschaften“

Weimar, 6 December 2016, 16.00 hrs: Presentation of the „Zeitschrift für Digitale Geisteswissenschaften“ (ZfdG), which was launched in July 2016, by Constanze Baum, chief editor of the ZfdG, as part of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar´s research colloquium 

The Collecting of Graphics in an historical perspective. A Dialogue between research and digitization.

Wolfenbüttel, 21 October 2016

A lecture by Hole Rößler with Lea Hagedorn titled ""mit extraordinairen zusammengetragenen Kupffern ausgezieret" - Eine Fallstudie zum gedruckten Buch als Sammlungsraum für Druckgraphik" as part of the conference  "Das Sammeln von Graphik in historischer Perspektive. Forschung und Digitalisierung im Dialog", 20-22 October 2016

Frames: Psalms – Faust – Insel-Verlag

Berlin, 8th November 2016, 06:15pm.: a workshop conversation with Philip Ajouri, Ursula Kundert and Carsten Rohde, associates at the MWW research project "text and frame", as part of the series "The Materiality of what is written – Libraries and Research in Conversation" of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berllin.

The lecture deals with the effect of material frames for the presentation of canonical works. Stimulating systematic and media history related discussions, it decribes examples of media constellations by contrasting materials, genres, contexts of production and date. For instance, was the cover of 15th century northern German psalms just as important and potent as that of 19th century Faust medialisations or of early 20th century Insel-Verlag volumes? What historical changes in media correspond with the various frames? What frames surprisingly persist across all kinds of factors?

The lecture will take place in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Haus Unter den Linden, Entrance: Dorotheenstraße 27, 10117 Berlin. The meeting point is the rotunda at the entrance. Entry is free of charge.

Further information on the series on the website of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

We ask you kindly to register beforehand.

Book auctioning catalogues as telescopes into the past

Wolfenbüttel, 13 October, 14.15 hrs: A workshop conversation with Jörn Münkner, a research associate on the MWW research project “Writers' libraries”, at the seminar room in the "Zeughaus" (Old Armory) of the Herzog August Bibliothek 

Affirming Ownership, Obscuring Provenance: Karl Wolfskehl's Dispersed Library

Lecture by Caroline Jessen, research associate at the MWW research project "Author´s libraries", to be held on 27 September 2016 at the Gentner Symposium, which will take place from 27-29 September 2016 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

About the Gentner Symposium: This year, the annual cooperative event between the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German Jewish Literature and Cultural History, the Simon-Dubnow-Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig and the German Literary Archive Marbach will focus on the symbolic resonances of dealing with the German-Jewish cultural heritage after the Second World War. 

Under the title „Contested German-Jewish Cultural Property after 1945 − The Sacred and the Profane”, young scholars from the USA, Israel and Germany, together with already established colleagues in the field, discuss layers of meaning concerning cultural history, politics and theory of memory with regards to the material remnants of destroyed Jewish culture in Europe. The participants include Doerte Bischoff, Emily Bilsky, Inka Bertz, Dan Diner, Iris Lauterbach, Marcel Lepper, Ulrich Raulff, Joachim Schlör, Marcos Silber, Julia Voss, Yfaat Weiss and others.