Every year for St. John´s Night usually the big annual meeting mit festical events of the International Gutenberg Society takes place. On this occasion the Gutenberg prize should have been awarded together with the city of Mainz.
Due to Corona St. John´s Night can not take place as usual, but like the city said: "Honoring Gutenberg - We´ll do it virtually!" The International Gutenberg Society participates at the virtual St. John´s Night 2020 with two short videos:
The International Gutenberg Society in 4 minutes
The audience accompanies intern Chiara at a walk through her working area at the Interantional Gutenberg Society. Sectretary General Dr. Julia Bangert and member of the board Markus Kohz answer her many questions, inlcuding "What is the Gutenberg Society anyways?"
Gutenberg and Mainz
Johannes Gutenberg is the most famous son of the city of Mainz and even today we keep his memory alive. The Mainz tour guide Cornelia Bärsch-Kämmerer takes us with her to explore Gutenberg´s paths through the city and "Gautschmeister" Harro Neuhardt explains the special about the St. John´s Night in Mainz, which is celebrated avery year in order to honor Gutenberg. Furthermore, Director of the Gutenberg-Museum Dr. Annette Ludwig introduces the Worldmuseum of Printing Art and Lord Mayor Michael Ebling states the meaning of the International Gutenberg Society.