Wolfenbuettel Research Group for Library, Book and Media History

In 1998 the two Wolfenbuettel research groups for Book History and Library History were united under the name Wolfenbuettel Research Group for Library, Book and Media History in order to better cover the overlapping subjects and to concentrate personal and financial resources. The research group seeks to collaborate with all institutions being engaged in this field of research. Its main objectives lay in interdisciplinary exploring and discussing topics of library development as well as book and media history in connection with intellectual history

Conferences and scholarly meetings are planned by a steering committee whose current members are: Dr. Cornel Dora (St. Gallen), Professor Dr. Christine Haug (München), Dr. Sven Kuttner (München) - Chair -, Professor Dr. Ursula Rautenberg (Erlangen),  Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider (Mainz),  Professor Dr. Andrea Seidler (Wien), Professor Dr. Carlos Spoerhase (Bielefeld), Professor Dr. Bettina Wagner (Bamberg) and the director of the Herzog August Bibliothek.

The research group holds annual conferences or workshops being part of the scholarly program of the Herzog August Bibliothek. 

committee's office: Dr. Petra Feuerstein-Herz (Herzog August Bibliothek)



Call for Papers "Medium Buch. Wolfenbütteler interdisziplinäre Forschungen Herausgegeben vom Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreis für Bibliotheks-, Buch- und Mediengeschichte"

For the 2020 issue, researchers are invited to contribute to the topic “Presenting the book in the digital world”.
The editors ask for a short abstract of approx. 500-800 words and a short vita of approx. 350 characters until 15 April 2020 to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Philip Ajouri (pajouri@uni-mainz.de) and Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider (uschneid@uni-mainz.de).A decision on proposed contributions will be taken before 15 May. The deadline for the contributions is 30 August 2020.