Birthday wishes for Prof. Dr. Stephan Füssel

Prof. Dr. Stephan Füssel celebrates his 70th birthday on March 24, 2022. Mainz Book Studies offers its warmest congratulations. Ad multos annos!

Article by Prof. Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) in today's issue 12/2022 of Börsenblatt des Deutschen Buchhandels
(with the kind permission of the editors)

Welcome to Book and Reading Studies at Mainz University

Book and reading studies at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz offer the entire range of the subject in research and teaching, from the early history of printing with hand presses to Bookstagram. Only in Mainz, book and reading studies involve both the theory and practice of the book, its readers, their stories and their hunger for reading. We do this in close cooperation with the book industry. The Mainz Publishers' Archive and a teaching print shop are part of Mainz Book Studies. In short, we research and teach the history of printing just as we conduct data analyses on contemporary reading worlds, discuss the aesthetics of bookmaking as well as practice it. Here you can find out more about everything that is going on in book and reading studies in Mainz: