German Studies Library Group Newsletter

German Studies Library Group Newsletter (ISBN 0951-2616)

The editors of the German Studies Library Group Newsletter welcome offers of contributions, in English or in German, for this year’s issue of the Newsletter.  Papers as well as short pieces or news items are published on topics concerning libraries, information management, print and digital culture, and other related literary and historical areas which focus on German matters in the UK, the German-speaking world, and beyond.

If you have a contribution in mind, or an article or news item to submit, please contact one or both of the Newsletter editors:

Dorothea Miehe
The British Library

Christopher Skelton-Foord
Durham University Library and Heritage Collections

The current issue of the Newsletter includes two papers presented in July 2015 at Durham University’s celebration event for its Meissen Library of German-language theology collections, by the Revd Dr Ulrich Lincoln (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Kirche, London) and Dr T. J. Lang (Durham University):


Issue 47 (Winter 2015)

  • Dorothea Miehe / Christopher Skelton-Foord: ‘Editorial’
  • Christopher Skelton-Foord: ‘Meissen in Durham: the Meissen Library, its Significance, and Value’
  • Ulrich Lincoln: ‘Books, People, and Theology: German Protestantism Finding a Home in England’
  • T. J. Lang: ‘The Importance of Old Books in Other Languages’
  • Susanne Ott-Bissels: ‘The Most Beautiful Baroque Theatre in Switzerland’
  • Laura Bradley: ‘Dramatizing the Theatre Archive’
  • Karen Attar: ‘Special Collections in the British Isles: the new Directory and the German Experience’
  • Matthew Philpotts: ‘Researching Literary Journals: The 1930 Periodical Project’
  • Notices: German Studies Library Group Conference 2016 / Goldene Zeiten: Meisterwerke der Buchkunst [Austrian National Library exhibition]


Other recent issues of the Newsletter have seen articles covering an interesting and varied range of topics by:


John Ahouse                

‘Enclave in Wartime: The German Writers in Los Angeles’

Clare George

‘Bearing Witness to the Austrian Exile Past: The Miller Archive at the Institute of Modern Languages Research’

Graham Jefcoate

‘German Printing, Bookselling, and Publishing in London, 1749-1784’

David Lowe                  

‘Twenty-Five Years of the German Studies Library Group’

Stefan Manz                

‘“Musical Migrants” between Germany and Scotland during the Nineteenth Century’

Volker Michel               

‘Das Sondersammelgebiet Germanistik an der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main’

Dorothea Miehe           

‘„Leipzig liest” – and Reading Rocks!’

Elisabeth Pyroth          

‘Übersetzen als Kulturaustausch: Cultures in Translation’

Susan Reed                 

‘„Wagner und kein Ende”: German Books for the 2013 Wagner Bicentenary’

Christian Staufenbiel    

‘Schnitzler's Nachlass “Saved by a Cambridge Student”’

Bettina Wagner            

‘Digitization of Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century: A Project of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich’

Alison Wilson               

‘Einweihung des Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrums an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’


Thank you – we look forward to hearing from you.


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