The Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE) is a multinational and multidisciplinar network of scholars in the fields of book history, history of libraries and history of reading. The activities of HIBOLIRE were supported by Nordforsk, an independent institution operating under the Nordic Council of Ministers for Education and Research, during 2006 – 2010.
The aim of the network is to enhance cooperation between individual members and their organizations, disseminate information, and organize seminars, summer schools and conferences. We seek to create opportunities for an exchange of scholars between academic institutions, support doctoral students and ultimately, start research and other projects, such as popularization of the research results, and establish an international scholarly journal.
The membership in the network is open to all participants from the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.