CFP: The Book in Art and Science

fwd from SHARP-L  (with apologies for cross-posting)

Just a reminder that the deadline for individual and panel proposals for the SHARP 2011 conference is November 30, 2010. The links to the electronic proposal submission forms for individual papers and panels can be found at the SHARP website and the conference website.

Washington, DC is served by three airports, train, and a variety of buses running the Northeast corridor.  Accommodations will offer a range of prices, and we will have a message board for room sharing on the conference on website.

Taking “The Book in Art & Science” as its theme, the nineteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will be held in Washington, DC, Thursday, 14 July through Sunday, 17 July 2011. The sponsors of the conference are the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library and Institute, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The National Library of Medicine will be the site for welcome ceremonies and the conference’s opening keynote address by Dr. Jon Topham, Senior Lecturer in History of Science & Director of the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds. Evoking Washington’s status as an artistic and scientific center, “The Book in Art & Science” is a theme open to multiple interpretations. Besides prompting considerations of the book as a force in either art or science or the two fields working in tandem, it also encourages examinations of the scientific text; the book as a
work of art; the art and science of manuscript, print, or digital textual production; the role of censorship and politics in the creation, production, distribution, or reception of particular scientific or artistic texts; the relationship between the verbal and the visual in works of art or science; art and science titles from the standpoint of publishing history or the histories of specific publishers; and much more. As always, proposals dealing with any aspect of book history are welcome.

We look forward to seeing many long-time SHARP members as well as new faces in Washington, DC, this coming July.  For those of you are frequent lurkers on or contributors to SHARP-L but have never officially joined the Society, we’d like this year to be the year that you do! SHARP conferences afford a wonderful opportunity for
exchange and to forge ties with fellow scholars working in the field and particular areas within the history of the book (and, of course, that includes manuscripts, periodicals, ephemera, digital texts, and

If you would like a copy of the CFP to circulate, please just email me directly:


Eleanor Shevlin and Casey Smith

Conference co-chairs

Eleanor F. Shevlin, Ph.D.
Dept. of English
548 Main Hall
West Chester University

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)
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