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Historical Bibliography as an Essential Source for Historiography

Editor(s): Kristina Rexová, Bernadette Cunningham, Václava Horčáková, Věra Hanelová
Contributors: Stefan Wiederkehr, Nathalie Vuilleumier, Irena Tumelyte, Helmut Teufel, Ludger Syre, Matti Stohr, Libor Simek,
Subject: History

Book Description

This volume brings together papers presented at the Fifth International Conference of the European Historical Bibliographies Project, held in Prague on November 7 - 8, 2013, under the auspices of the Department of Historical Bibliography of the Institute of History of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. The conference attracted bibliographers, historians and librarians from Denmark, France, Ireland, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland and from a number of Czech institutions and libraries, who gathered to discuss a wide range of topics. The main theme of the conference was the significance of historical bibliography for historical science. Given the diversity of professional focus among the conference participants, this topic was approached and examined from a variety of viewpoints.

The most important outcomes of these meetings were, firstly, explaining the way individual participating organisations dealt with historical bibliography, and, secondly, providing a comparison of different methodological and technological approaches for processing specialized bibliographies in various European countries.

This book introduces the wider public to the current shape and prospects of historical bibliography projects across a range of European countries. Obviously, such projects must reflect the needs of their users, which mainly comprise historians and librarians. The ongoing development of historical bibliography does not only involve a technical challenge, but also a methodological one, as well as a societal one when interpreted in a broader context. Mutual communication helps form the future direction of historical bibliography, which will undoubtedly face many new tasks and challenges.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7617-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7617-8
Date of Publication: 01/06/2015
Pages / Size: 275 / A5
Price: £47.99
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Biography

Kristina Rexová is a Researcher in the Department of Historical Bibliography in the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. She is editor of the on-line database, periodical yearbooks, thematic bibliographies of Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands, and is the co-author of Select Bibliography on Czech History 1990-1999 and 2000-2004 (Prague, 2000 2005).

Bernadette Cunningham is editor of Irish History Online, the online bibliography of writings on Irish history, and the author of several books on early modern Ireland, including The Annals of the Four Masters: Irish history kingship and society in the early seventeenth century (Dublin, 2010). She is Deputy Librarian at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

Václava Horčáková is Head of the Department of Historical Bibliography in the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. She is editor of the on-line database, periodical yearbooks, thematic bibliographies of Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands, the author of many articles focusing on historical bibliography and the co-author of Scholars of Bohemian, Czech and Czechoslovak History Studies (Prague, 2005).

Věra Hanelová is a Researcher in the Department of Historical Bibliography in the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. She is editor of the on-line database, periodical yearbooks, thematic bibliographies of Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands.