Friends of Gutenberg – Jour Fixe

Topic: Female printers 500 years ago – New research findings

Speaker: Dr. Saskia Limbach

All old and new friends of the Gutenberg Society as well as of the popular Jour Fixe format are cordially invited to an exciting discussion round in a spectacular Mainz cultural ambience - physical well-being will be provided. In order to comply with the applicable distance and hygiene rules, the event will be held open air.

Topic: Female printers 500 years ago – New research findings
Speaker: Dr. Saskia Limbach

Since Gutenberg's invention, women have been involved in letterpress printing with movable type. They often helped out as wives, sisters and daughters in the family business. However, from the 15th century onwards, there were also some widows who, after their husband's death, continued to run the print shop independently and successfully. In recent years, historians have increasingly focused on the role of women in European print shops and have gained fascinating new insights.

In her lecture, Dr. Limbach will present the latest results for the German as well as the French, English and Dutch language areas and use the example of the Tübingen printer Magdalena Morhart to show the challenges and resistance that had to be overcome.

This will be followed by another small, beloved wine tasting session. Registration is requested at info@gutenberg-gesellschaft.de or by phone at 06131-226420. Please note that due to the current corona regulations, you must register with your name and address at the latest on site.

Date: 25 September 2020
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Kulturei (Citadel Mainz)
Host: International Gutenberg Society

Free admission, donations for the winemaker are kindly requested.