35th IPH congress in Washington DC (USA) postponed to 2021

It is with sincere regret that the IPH2020 Planning Committee announces the postponement of the 35th IPH Congress in Washington DC originally planned for September 15-18, 2020. Although we all hope that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic will be over by this fall, we cannot be certain that the outbreak will be resolved by that time. Travel within America and overseas travel from Europe to the US are both severely restricted for the foreseeable future. Potential conference speakers and attendees will wish to see how the situation resolves in their home state or country before they can commit to coming to Washington DC. It is a time when our mutual interest in paper history must yield to more pressing concerns.

Together with the IPH Council, the Planning Committee will announce a new date in 2021 for the Congress on this website. We have planned an enticing program with thirty-two outstanding speakers from around the world, and we wish to give them the opportunity to present their research to the largest possible audience. The new date for registration will be announced after the Congress dates have been determined. We thank you for your understanding and flexibility. Please check the IPH website for any new notifications.
Please have also a look at the invitation and additional information about IPH 2021.

Dr. Józef Dąbrowski, 6th President of IPH 2004-2008

I have received the sad news from Anna Kulinicz about the death of her father Józef Dąbrowski after his funeral in January. For over fifty years this most gifted and highly respected scientist dedicated his life to research in paper history with special focus on the permanence and durability of hand- and machine- made paper production. 1992 he joined IPH as corresponding member and served as our 6th IPH President from 2004 – 2008.
In memoriam Dr. Józef Dąbrowski (1940-2019) will be published in Volume 24, Year 2020, Issue 1 together with an article that was of high importance to him.

Anna-Grethe Rischel

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.