World Literature, Intellectual History, Provenance Research: Thomas Mann’s American Library

A workshop organized by the Research Association Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel

314 Royce Hall, 3rd floor, UCLA, Westwood
Los Angeles
CA 90095

Villa Aurora
520 Paseo Miramar
Pacific Palisades
CA 90272

June 14-15, 2018

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Re-Measuring the World (of Books): Goethe’s Library in Context

Pennsylvania, 4. November 2017: A lecture by Stefan Höppner, Research Project Associate in the MWW research project "Autorenbibliotheken", as part of the conference "Re-Orientations around Goethe" of the North American Goethe Society hold from November 3 to November 5, 2017 at the State College of Penn State University.

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