Prof. Dr. Daniel Bellingradt

Prof. Dr. Daniel Bellingradt
Besucheradresse: Harfenstraße 16, 91054 Erlangen
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während der Vorlesungszeit im SoSe 2020 biete ich wöchentlich (regulär dienstags, zwischen 11-12:30 Uhr) Video-Sprechstunden an: via Jitsi oder Zoom. Terminvergabe und Bestätigung erfolgt nach Email-Anfrage.

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Daniel Bellingradt (1978) is trained as a historian of early modern Europe, and earned his Ph.D. in 2010 at the Free University of Berlin. After studying History, Communication Studies, and English Studies in Berlin (Free University and Humboldt University) and Dublin (UCD), he received a scholarship from the Gerda Henkel Foundation for his Ph.D. project. As a post-doc Bellingradt received a research grant from the German Research Association and joined the History Department of the University of Erfurt. In 2014, he became professor (Juniorprofessor für Buchwissenschaft, ins. Historische Kommunikationsforschung) at the Institute for the Study of the Book at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In winter term 2015/16, he taught as well as interim professor for Book Studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz. Bellingradt is the author of »Flugpublizistik und Öffentlichkeit um 1700. Dynamiken, Akteure und Strukturen im urbanen Raum des Alten Reiches« (Stuttgart 2011) and has published about 25 articles and chapters on aspects of media and communication history, and book history for example in »Journal of Early Modern History«, »Jaarboek voor Boekgeschiedenis«, »Urban History«, and »Quaerendo«. In 2015 he became co-editor of the German journal »Jahrbuch für Kommunikationsgeschichte«. In 2017, he published the edited volume "Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption" (with Jeroen Salman and Paul Nelles), and co-authored "Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe. The Clandestine Trade In Illegal Book Collections" (with Bernd-Christian Otto). His new monograph on the early modern paper trade ("Vernetzte Papiermärkte. Einblicke in den Amsterdamer Handel mit Papier im 18. Jahrhundert") has recently been published. Lately, Bellingradt organized a workshop on used books (together with Ute Schneider in 2018),  hosted a conference on communication history of early modern Europe together with Massimo Rospocher (Trento, 12/2018). Also Daniel Bellingradt was awarded the "Maria-Weber-Grant" (Hans Böckler Foundation) for outstanding postdoctoral scholars in 2018, and, since recently, can be seen in an episode of Germany's historical TV show "Terra X" (Ein Tag in Köln 1629: ). In 2019, he hosted a conference on the paper trade in early modern Europe, and is part of the starting European project "PURE" (PUblic REnaissance: Urban Cultures of Public Space between Early Modern Europe and the Present). "PURE" is a collaborative project, funded from HERA with about 1 million Euro, that will run from 2019-2022 (see here. His most recent edited volume is "A History of Early Modern Communication. German and Italian Historiographical Perspectives" (ed. together with Massimo Rospocher, 2019). At the moment, he is engaged in preparing a few more edited volumes that will be published in 2020 and 2021 -  on the early modern paper trade, on used books, and on early modern intermediality.