The blog ‘What is a letter?’ is dedicated to research on letters, letter writing, and letter cultures. It was created and is run by Dr Marie Isabel Matthews-Schlinzig (Denmark/UK) and Caroline Socha (Switzerland). The spirit of the blog is to foster the exchange of ideas across the boundaries of disciplines, countries, and institutions.
The blog is designed to be both a useful resource and a forum for serious letterphiliacs. We publicize research projects, publications past and present, calls for papers, conference announcements and reports, news on exhibitions, and similar events; the main working languages of the blog are English and German.
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