International Convention of University Presses

October 22, 2016 – 9:00 to 15:30h
Frankfurt Book Fair – Room Dimension, Hall 4.2

Register now to the fourth edition of the ‎networking event for university presses!

Special guests:

John Thompson

Monika Dommann

“The digital revolution in trade publishing”

“Learning from Xerox? Scientific Publishing and New Media”

image004John B. Thompson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. His main areas of research are contemporary social and political theory; sociology of the media and modern culture; the social organization of the media industries; the social and political impact of information and communication technologies; and the changing forms of political communication. Recent publications include Ideology and Modern Culture (1990), The Media and Modernity (1995), Political Scandal (2000), Books in the Digital Age (2005) and Merchants of Culture (2010, 2nd ed. 2012).image006Monika Dommann holds a Chair for Modern History at the University of Zurich. Previously she has taught at the University of Basel. She has held research positions at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the IFK, in Vienna and the McGill University in Montreal among others. Her main areas of research include the relations between the old and the new world, the history of material cultures, the history of intellectual properties, the history of logistics, the history of the market and its margins, the history of images and sound as well as methodology and theory of history.

Besides the key notes by Monika Dommann and John Thompson the participants from different national and international networks will exchange ‎their views on actual challenges and cooperation projects. During a networking event different topics‎ and projects will be discussed.

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The International Convention of University Presses was born as an initiative from the Argentinian Network of University Presses (REUN) and the Frankfurt Book Fair. The American Network AAUP has joined the efforts since the second edition. The Convention provides a platform for discussions on common issues in academic publishing at international level and is a worldwide opportunity to present and create interaction among national and regional networks of University Presses. The event aims to be a meeting point for the exchange of ideas and reflection, where relevant topics of academic publishing are engaged, such as: common practices of the exchange of experience, commercialization, co-edition, license trade, information dissemination in the academic world, etc.

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