Philatelie als Kulturwissenschaft
Weltaneignung im Miniaturformat
[Philately as Cultural Studies. World Appropriation in Miniature Form]

LiteraturForschung Vol. 37
Kulturverlag Kadmos, Berlin 2019, 224 pages
ISBN: 978-3-86599-422-6

Stamps are small paper objects that states give out to regulate correspondence. But how do numbers, fonts and pictures become graphic works of art that fascinate not only collectors? In what way do they represent a country, its society and culture? And what role do they play in the visual arts and literature? The contributions in this volume attempt to answer such questions through exemplary representations. They thus go beyond the traditional concept of philately as a description of postage stamps and make stamps an integral part of cultural studies from a historical, political and aesthetic point of view.


See also


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Post- und Telekommunikationsgeschichte (ed.)

Philatelie als Kulturwissenschaft

Das Archiv. Magazin für Kommunikationsgeschichte, Volume 03/2016
2016, 90 p., ISSN: 1611-0838



15 Jan 2016 – 16 Jan 2016

Philatelie als Kulturwissenschaft

Museum für Kommunikation, Leipziger Str. 16, 10117 Berlin

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Media Response

26 Feb 2020
Dirk Naguschewski/Detlev Schöttker: Philatelie als Kulturwissenschaft

Book review, in: Deutsche Briefmarken-Revue 3 (2020), 73