IPH Congress 2022 – Call for Papers

The 36th Biennial Congress of the International Paper Historians (IPH) will be held in Krems/Donau, Austria, on 17–22 August 2022. The congress, entitled “Paper of Graphic Art”, is the first in Krems, and the second in Austria since 1992. It will be held in co-operation with Krems City Archives and regional monasteries as well as with two exhibitions, one about Kremser Schmidt and one by Nedim Sönmez.

The congress will focus on paper, whatever its source, used as the primary material for Graphic Art world-wide. While books and their paper were the focus of numerous previous IPH meetings, we want to put graphic art on paper into the centre of the Congress. Because of this, we welcome research on any papers, regardless of origin, so long as they may be connected with prints and drawings in one or the other way. This however, also includes contemporary installations involving paper. Presentations are sought for the following main themes:

  1. Papermaking in particular for art-work
  2. Artists and their choice of paper
  3. New technologies in paper studies, such as new techniques for recording watermarks and other physical characteristics of paper, or the evolving use of databases for managing and sharing watermark images and information
  4. A limited number of talks on topics outside these subject areas may also be selected

The local arrangements committee will offer special visits and tours of archives and collections as well as historic places.
Opportunity for discussion and exchange will take place at lunches and receptions for congress participants.
For anyone who cannot travel to Krems an online participation will be possible, both as live speaker and as audience.
IPH members may enjoy reduced registration fees.

Anyone wishing to present a paper is invited to send a short abstract in English (maximum 300 words) in Word format, by December 15, 2021. Proposals should be sent by email to the IPH Congress 2022 Planning Committee via andrea.endl@donau-uni.ac.at and include in the file name the author´s full name and the words “abstract IPH 2022”.

Further information and instuctions for submission are provided here: https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/university/faculties/education-arts-architecture/departments/building-environment/news—events/news/iph-congress-2022—call-for-papers0.html