After four successful 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 300 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.
The convention programme will be announced in due time.
9:00 - 3:30 Hall 4.2, Room Dimension
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).
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.