25–27 September 2019, National Library of Norway, Oslo
Conference: Literary Citizenship
LitCit’s concluding conference will be held at the National Library of Norway in September 2019.
Keynote speakers: Roger Chartier (Paris; Pennsylvania), Ann Thomson (Florence) and Daniel Bellingradt (Erlangen)
Organising committee: Ruth Hemstad (National Library of Norway), Janicke S. Kaasa (University of Oslo) and Ellen Krefting (University of Oslo)
Call for Papers is now open. Deadline for submission of abstracts (200–300 words) has been extended until 15 March 2019. Full Call for Papers here.
22 May 2019, National Library of Norway
23 May 2019, National Library of Norway
29–30 April 2019, Schæffergården, Copenhagen
Politics of books: Negotiating identity, print, and the public sphere
Workshop for participants and network, focusing on WP4: politics of books: Negotiating identity, print, and the public sphere
Guest lecturers: Thomas Munck (Glasgow), Jes Fabricius Møller and Ulrik Langen (Copenhagen)
Co-organized by Ellen Krefting and Ruth Hemstad
25 March 2019, National Library, 3.00 p.m.–5.00 p.m.
Guest Lecture by Gustav Frank, Adj. Professor in Modern German Literature at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich
Organized in cooperation with Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.
20-21 September 2018, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice
Moving Books: trade and media transformations
Workshop for participants and network, focusing on WP 3: the transnational, European book market and periodicals.
Guest lecturers: Angela Fabris (Klagenfurt) og Giuliano d’Amico (Oslo)
Co-organized by Angela Fabris and Aina Nøding.
25 May 2018, The National Library, 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
Workshop: Book bindings and decorative papers
Organized by research librarians Anne Eidsfelt and Nina Hesselberg-Wang, and paper maker and author Susanne Krause. (The workshop is held in Norwegian.)
24 May 2018, The National Library, 9.30 a.m.-3.30 p.m.
Book history seminar 2018
Nation building, publishers and readers 1850-1925
This year’s seminar addresses the development of a Norwegian book market in relation to structural, technological, political and linguistic changes to the book market. Papers deal with new forms of book binding, bibliography, publishing houses, mass reading and literacy.
Seminar organizers are research librarians Anne Eidsfeldt, Øivind Berg and Anne Kristin Lande. (The seminar is held in Norwegian.)
Two LitCit participants contribute:
- 12.35 p.m. Narve Fulsås, UiT: Nasjonaliseringa av norsk litteratur: biografi, bibliografi og bokmål
- 1.05 p.m. Jon Haarberg, UiO: «Hjemkjøpet» av Gyldendal og «de fire store» i 1925
23 May 2018, The National Library, 2-3 p.m.
Books as social media: a history of reading
Reading has traditionally been an integral part of social and domestic life. How did it shape people’s lives and continue to do so?
Professor of Comparative Literature Karin Kukkonen (Oslo/LitCit), talks to Professor of English Abigail Williams (Oxford) about Williams’ latest book, The Social Life of Books (2017).
1-2 June 2017
Book history seminar and workshop, Auditoriet, The National Library, Oslo
The topic of this annual seminar at The National Library will be the period 1800–1850. 2 June there will be a workshop on printed illustrations. Seminar organizers are Anne Eidsfeldt, Øivind Berg and Anne Kristin Lande.
31 May 2017
Workshop for participants and network, The National Library, Oslo
The workshop is organized around WP 2, headed by Gina Dahl. The topic is Early Modern popular reading and the rise of new readerships.
17 November 2016
Slottsbiblioteket, The National Library, Oslo
Education, religion and literacy: Workshop, lecture and exhibition
- 10.00-15.00: Workshop for project participants
- 15.00–16.00: Open lecture: Charlotte Appel on the history of Danish education
The History of Danish Education is a major, award-winning work, covering the cultural history of learning and the education system from medieval times to the 1970s. Book historian Charlotte Appel, lecturer in History at Aarhus University, is one of its editors and will present some of the projects methods and results (The lecture will be given in Danish).
- Exhibition: A small exhibition of Norwegian children’s books, catechisms and other religious works will be on display during the day.