New Year's Greetings 2022
Dear Council members, dear old members and dear numerous new members of
IPH, International association of Paper Historians

I want to thank you all for your valuable participation and contributions during 2021. For more than half a year we have been isolated from each other because of the Corona pandemic. In spite of that, we succeeded in keeping in touch with each other online and in participating in the first virtual IPH Congress in June 2021, thanks to the most professional planning organization in Washington, DC. Never have so many people with interest in the history of paper joined an IPH Congress as the numerous participants that followed the 35th Biennial IPH Congress in Washington, DC, the second IPH Congress in United States since 1982.

Because of the nine months' postponement of the 35th IPH Congress in Washington, DC from October 2020 to June 2021, we can already in the new year look forward to participate in the 36th Biennial IPH Congress that Patricia Engel, Vice President of IPH announced at the General Meeting, June 11, 2021. The IPH Congress, entitled 'Paper of Graphic Art' will be held in Krems/Donau in Austria from August 15 - 20, 2022.

I look forward to your contributions to IPH Paper History, our peer reviewed periodical and to papers presented at the 36th Biennial IPH Congress in Austria. I hereby send all of you my best wishes for a peaceful New Year, where we can meet each other in Krems/Donau.

Anna-Grethe Rischel
President of IPH

The 36th IPH congress will be held 2022, in Krems (Austria)
August 15 – 20.

The 36th Biennial Congress of the International Paper Historians (IPH) will be held in Krems/Donau, Austria from August 15 – 20, 2022. The congress, entitled Paper of Graphic Art, is the first in Krems, and the second in Austria since 1992. It will be held in co-operation with Krems City Archives and regional monasteries as well as with two exhibitions, one about Kremser Schmidt Kremser Schmidt and one by Nedim Sönmez.

Call for Papers is closed.    Programme    Registration will open soon.


Welcome to the IPH

The IPH integrates professionals of different branches and all friends of paper within the field of paper history. It coordinates all interests and activities in paper history as an international specialist association co-operating with international, regional and local organisations not only of paper historians but also of keepers of archives and libraries, conservators, arthistorians, specialists in books, printing and technology, associations of the paper industry, the publishing trade etc., including handicraft and artistic activities in connection with paper. To reach these goals, IPH provides the necessary means.

Die IPH vereinigt Fachleute der verschiedensten Richtungen und die Freunde des Papiers rund um das Thema Papiergeschichte. Sie koordiniert alle papiergeschichtlichen Interessen und Aktivitäten als internationale, wissenschaftliche Fachorganisation in Zusammenarbeit mit den entsprechenden nationalen und internationalen Fachverbänden nicht nur der Papierhistoriker, sondern auch der Archivare, Bibliothekare, Restauratoren, Kunst-, Buch- und Technikhistoriker, Papierindustrie, des Verlagswesens u.a.m., unter Einbezug der handwerklichen und künstlerischen Aktivitäten im Zusammenhang mit dem Werkstoff Papier.

L'Association IPH réunit les professionnels de toutes les spécialités et les amis du papier autour du thème de l'Histoire du papier. Elle coordonne tous les intérêts et toutes les activités dans le domaine de l'histoire du papier en tant qu'association scientifique internationale en collaboration avec les organisations internationales, régionales et locales non seulement des historiens du papier, mais aussi des archivistes, bibliothécaires, restaurateurs, historiens de l'art, du livre, de l'imprimerie, de la technique, les associations de l'industrie papetière, des éditeurs etc., y compris les activités artisanales et artistiques utilisant le papier.