International Convention of University Presses

A new netwoking initiative

- 9.00 h Registration

- 9.30 h Welcome:

Juergen Boos, CEO and Director Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH

- 9.40 h Key note:

Monika Dommann: Learning from Xerox? Scientific Publishing and New Media

- 10.40 h Break

- 10.50 h WRAP-UP followed by a ROUND TABLE discussion

a) What changed in our agenda along the last year?

b) Challenges in cooperation projects between different regions


- Sayri Karp, Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias de América Latina y el Caribe (EULAC)
- Maria Karina A. Bolasco, Ateneo de Manila University Press
- Frederic Nachbaur, Fordahm University Press, AAUP
- Margo Bargheer, European Association of University Presses
Moderated by TBC

- 12.30 h coffee, lunch, networking

- Tables with projects
- Tables with topics

- 13.30 h Exposition of projects and topics discussed

- 14:00 h Talk:

John B. Thompson: The Digital Revolution in trade publishing

- 14:45 h Discussion, questions

- 15:00 h Conclusions

REUN, Argentina & AAUP, USA


After three successfull editions, the International Convention of University Presses has already consolidated as one of the highlights of the Frankfurt Book Fair. In the previous years, the Convention has reunited more than 250 professionals in academic publishing worldwide from more than 22 countries. The International Convention of University Presses brings a new opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new trends in international academic publishing.

Born as an initiative of Latin American networks including university presses and the Frankfurt Book Fair, the International Convention is a worldwide opportunity to present and create interaction among national and regional networks of University Presses, and to provide a platform for discussions on common issues in academic publishing at international level.

The Convention will establish 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.

International Convention of University Presses
Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:00 - 15:30
Hall 4.2, room Dimension


Prof. John B. Thompson

John Thompson

John 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).

Any questions?

Frankfurter Buchmesse
Pablo Alejandro Arias
t: +49 (0) 69 2102 183

Dr. Monika Dommann

Monika Dommann

Monika Dommann holds a Chair for Modern History at the University of Zurich. Previously she has taught at the University of Basel. She has researched at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin 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.


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