Prof. Dr. Daniel Bellingradt

Prof. Dr. Daniel Bellingradt
Besucheradresse: Harfenstraße 16, 91054 Erlangen
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Daniel Bellingradt (1978) is trained as a historian and communication scholar, 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« and in 2018 he was awarded the "Maria-Weber-Grant" (Hans Böckler Foundation) for outstanding postdoctoral scholars. You can see Daniel also in an episode of Germany's historical TV show "Terra X" (Ein Tag in Köln 1629: ).

Daniel's interests are centered on the materiality, sociality and spatiality of communication flows, and these focus is reflected in his recent edited volumes and monographs: "Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption" (2017, eds. with Jeroen Salman and Paul Nelles), "A History of Early Modern Communication. German and Italian Historiographical Perspectives" (ed. together with Massimo Rospocher, 2019), "Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe. The Clandestine Trade In Illegal Book Collections" (co-authored with Bernd-Christian Otto), and "Vernetzte Papiermärkte. Einblicke in den Amsterdamer Handel mit Papier im 18. Jahrhundert" (2020).

Daniel is part of the European project "PURE" (PUblic REnaissance: Urban Cultures of Public Space between Early Modern Europe and the Present),  a collaborative project funded from HERA with about 1 million Euro that  runs from 2019 to 2022. The project includes an app-trail city tour and a website through 1686 Hamburg:

At the moment, he is engaged in preparing a few more edited volumes that will be published in 2021 -  on the early modern paper trade, on used books, and on early modern intermediality. In the near future, Daniel will start writing a book on media echoes, and is preparing his thoughts on how a global book history might look like.

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