Early Modern Print Culture in Central Europe - Postconference book #

Early Modern Print Culture in Europe
European Review, Volume 23 - Issue 03 - Juli 2015 #

Early Modern Print Culture in Central Europe
Early Modern Print Culture in Central Europe - cover
The volume brings together twelve texts devoted to Early Modern Print Culture in Central Europe. The idea behind it is to discuss the development and complexities inherent in the printing of books — an initially revolutionary way of building up international communication networks in this important region. An international group of researchers involved in the project takes on board a wide array of subjects ranging from the first books printed at the end of the 15th century in Central Europe (the first printing press in the region was established in 1473 in Cracow, Poland), through the contacts between Western, Central and Eastern Europe thriving in the 16th and 17th centuries, to the books about newly emergent sciences in the 18th century. Bringing in their various interests and perspectives, the contributors illuminate the vast chronological scope and undeniable variety of print culture in Early Modern Central Europe.

  • Stefan KIEDROŃ, Anna-Maria RIMM, Introduction | 7
  • Gábor Farkas FARKAS, Chronica Hungarorum: The First Printed Book in Hungary (Buda, 1473) | 11
  • Karolina MROZIEWICZ, Illustrated Books on History and Their Role in the Identity-Building Processes: The Case of Hungary (1488–1700) | 21
  • Dominic OLARIU, The Misfortune of Philippus de Lignamine’s Herbal, or New Research Perspectives in Herbal Illustrations from an Iconological Point of View | 39
  • Krisztina PÉTER, The News-Writer and the Chronicler | 63
  • Tobias BUDKE, A Network and Its Book Gifts: The Case of Mikołaj Radziwiłł “Czarny” | 79
  • Agnieszka PATAŁA, Officina Plantiniana and Breslau in the 16th Century: The Acquisition of Books | 93
  • Vojtěch ŠÍCHA, 16th-Century Bohemian Old Prints in the Tschammer Library in Cieszyn | 111
  • Giuseppe PERRI, Print Culture in Early Modern Ukraine and Its Ukrainian Historiography | 125
  • Raman VORANAU, The Belarusian Printing Pioneer Francišak Skaryna: The Early Modern Hero in Later National Interpretations | 139
  • Mariana ČENTÉŠOVÁ, Selected 17th-Century Prints in the Szirmay Library Preserved in the Fund of the Collegiate Historical Library in Prešov | 149
  • Christine WATSON, A Letter from the King of Poland to His Queen: News about the Siege on Vienna in 1683 | 163
  • Jan IVANEGA, Hydriatria nova, Hydriatria recusa and Ursprung des Lebens: On the History of the Schwarzenberg Book Patronage | 179
  • List of Illustrations | 189
  • Illustrations | 191

Full book (in pdf format) is available here(info).

16-18 September 2013, Wrocław, Poland#

Call for Papers.pdf(info)
Registration Form(info)

Early Modern Print Cultuer in Central Europe

Programme (draft)#

Monday, 2013-09-16
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Registration of the participants and Welcome Introduction
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Prof. Dr. Andrzej Borowski, Kraków, Poland - The early modern city in the network of central European cultural institutions – case Cracow (Kraków)
  • 10:15 - 11:00 Prof. Dr. Béla Mester, Budapest, Hungary - The Scriptures in Hungarian of the Early Modernity: From the First Erasmian Translation Printed in Kraków (1533) to the Whole Hungarian Bible (1590)
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Dr. Richard Šípek, Praha, Czech Republic - PROVENIO – the Provenance Research Project in the National Museum Prague
  • 12:15 - 13:00 Prof. Dr. Gábor Gángo, Budapest, Hungary - Information and Propaganda in Print: Leibniz's Eastern Europe
  • 13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 19:00 Opening Session of the 25th Annual Conference of the Academia Europaea at the Aula Leopoldina
  • 20:00 - 23:00 Welcome Reception in the City Hall
Tuesday, 2013-09-17
  • 09:00 - 09:45 Dr. Anna-Maria Rimm, Uppsala, Sweden - Books in Transit. The International Book Trade and the Swedish Book Market 1720-1820
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Parallel session I
  • 11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
  • 11:45 - 13:00 Parallel session II
  • 13:15 - 14:45 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 15:50 Parallel session III
  • 16:00 - 16:50 Parallel session IV
  • 16:50 - 17:20 Coffee Break
  • 17:20 - 18:10 Prof. Dr. Jonathan Israel, Princeton, USA - The Bohemian, Polish and Austro-Bavarian Enlightenments: was there a radical tendency?
  • 18:15 - 18:30 Official Closure of the Seminar
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Dinner for participants of the Seminar
Wednesday, 2013-09-18
  • 09:00 - 18:00 Participation in the 25th Annual Conference of the Academia Europaea

Call for Papers - Early Modern Print Culture in Central Europe#

Seminar of the Academia Europaea and the University of Wrocław - 16 – 18 September 2013#

The Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub Wrocław and the University of Wrocław invite young scholars (PhD candidates and postdocs), to take part in the Seminar “Early Modern Print Culture in Central Europe” to be held in Wrocław (Poland) on 16 – 18 September 2013.

Dowload the Call for Papers(info) and Registration Form(info)

Context and rationale
International research has little to say about the development of early modern print culture in Central Europe. Poland for instance is mentioned just once in the latest edition of Elisabeth Eisenstein’s classic study The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (2005), and other parts of Central Europe are not mentioned at all. Nevertheless, the first printing press in Central Europe was established in 1473 in Cracow (Poland) and in the next decades presses were put into operation particularly in university towns. Although at the beginning these presses produced books in Latin, texts in vernacular languages appeared from the early sixteenth century onward as a result of the Protestant Reformation. Although there is a rich historiography on this topic in various countries in the region, research literature is unfortunately not easily accessible to an international public because of language barriers. The seminar is aimed at bringing together scholars in the field of print culture to discuss the latest developments in their discipline against the background recent international research on print culture. Keynote lectures by senior scholars will be combined with presentations by younger scholars. The outcome of the seminar will be a collection of papers, but also forging contacts to set up new collaborative research projects.

Possible topics
  • international knowledge networks in the early modern period in Central Europe
  • printers, booksellers, publishers
  • readers and reading
  • libraries
  • scholarly publishing
  • book production in vernacular languages
  • censorship
  • privileges before copyright
  • book illustration
  • periodicals in the early modern period
  • religious matters in print
  • mapmaking
  • geography of the book

Submit a 300-word abstract, a curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation from a senior scholar, and a completed registration form via email by April 15, 2013. All applicants will be notified about the selection of participants before May 1, 2013.

Only those, who are selected to participate will be asked to submit a 3,000-5,000 word description or excerpt (i.e. chapter, article, etc.) for circulation to the workshop participants by 31 July 2013. These papers will be made available online. All workshop participants are asked to read these submissions prior to the workshop. The paper should be an unpublished one. Presenters who do not meet the submission deadline, will not be able to attend the workshop.

SEMINAR LANGUAGE will be English.

The organisers will provide accommodation, reimburse travel expenses to certain maximum*, conference fee, insurance and the costs of publication of refereed conference papers for participants.

  • Pieter Emmer (Leiden Univerity; Academia Europaea)
  • Aleksandra Nowak (Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub Wrocław)
  • Stefan Kiedroń (Wrocław University; organiser)
  • Siegfried Huigen (Wrocław University)
  • Irena Barbara Kalla (Wrocław University)

All correspondence, including submission of proposals and final papers, must be addressed to:

Dr Aleksandra Nowak (nowak@acadeuro.wroclaw.pl)

Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub Wrocław

Rynek 13, 50-101 Wrocław

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