Monthly Archive: February 2012


Getting closer

Since I have been true to my promise (made to myself) to preserve some of my time to work on my “new book” (e.g. my “Habilitationsschrift”), I did not progress in the encoding of the letter corpora as much as I wanted to. Also, the work on the indices proved...


Some thoughts on University Libraries in the 19th century and today

This is a slightly revised version of the paper I gave at the Conference “The Changing Role of the Humanities in the Academy and Society: Historical and Transnational Perspectives” organized by the Großbritannien-Zentrum of the Humboldt-University in September 2011 (see their blog too), under the title: The University Library and...


Intellectual MP3?

For the last time this term, we had a session of our doctoral seminar  this afternoon. We have had a lot of guests lately but will catch up on our own presentations next term with me presenting my book project and Sabine and Selma talking about their respective dissertations. But...

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