Friends of Gutenberg – Jour Fixe

Under the motto "Wine and Knowledge", the International Gutenberg Society and the Gutenberg Foundation cordially invite you to the evening lecture series "Friends of Gutenberg – Jour Fixe" followed by a wine tasting at the Kulturei Mainz.

Topic: #Süttember – Autumn of the Handwriting
Speakers: Dr. Hans-Dieter Bottke and Rigo Neumann from the German Language Association

"Sütterlin im September", or Süttember for short, is a digital campaign month of the German Language Association. Many people still know Sütterlin as the handwriting of their grandparents and great-grandparents, from family documents or postcards. It is one of the "black letters" that exist both printed (Gothic type) and written. The best known of all the writing schools is Sütterlin.

With "Süttember", the German Language Association and its partners are not concerned with reviving Sütterlin as an everyday traffic script, but rather with preventing the loss of a cultural technique that has evolved over centuries. In a discussion with the Gutenberg Society, Dr. Hans-Dieter Bottke and Rigo Neumann from the German Language Association will introduce the campaign month and explain the background. Guests will also have the opportunity to try their hand at reading and writing Sütterlin.

The lecture will be followed by a wine tasting with wines from VDP winery Bischel from Appenheim.

Date: 22 September 2022
Time: 6 pm
Location: Kulturei (Citadel Mainz)
Host: International Gutenberg Society and Gutenberg Foundation

Admission is free, registration is requested at or by telephone on 06131-226420.