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Subject: Call for Papers: SHARP conference

Call for Papers: SHARP conference

From: Jonathan E. Rose <jerose>
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2004
Call for Papers
2005 SHARP conference,
Halifax, Canada

The thirteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of
Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) will be held at Dalhousie
University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 14th-17th July 2005. For
details of the conference see <URL:>

SHARP is the leading international scholarly association for
historians of print culture, consisting of more than 1,200 book
historians world-wide. Its focus is on "the creation, dissemination,
and reception of script and print, including newspapers, periodicals
and ephemera." Members work in a wide variety of different
disciplines both inside and outside the academy. The annual
conferences, which alternate between North America and Europe, are
noted for their stimulating discussions, vibrant keynote addresses,
and memorable activities.

The Halifax conference will be open to both individual papers,
combined into sessions by the program committee, and to complete
sessions organized and proposed by members. As is the SHARP custom,
each paper will be twenty minutes in length, followed by discussion,
and each session will be one hour and a half in duration.

Presenters must be members  of SHARP (at least one author of each
co-authored paper proposal must be a member) or must join SHARP at
the time of submission of proposals. Further details about SHARP and
membership can be found at: <URL:> Papers on
any aspect of book history and print culture may be proposed.

The conference theme "Navigating Texts and Contexts" suggests that
examination of the varieties of the relationship between texts and
contexts would be welcome. In addition, because Halifax is located
at one point of what a Canadian historian described as "The North
Atlantic Triangle" (Britain, France and North America), papers on
aspects of the book trade in that region would be appropriate.

Paper and session proposals, in either English or French, should be
submitted by 30th November 2004. Proposals may be submitted online
at <URL:> (in the secure section for
submission of paper/session proposals), or by email to
sharp2005 [at] dal__ca, or by postal mail or fax to:

    SHARP 2005 Conference
    School of Library and Information Studies
    Faculty of Management
    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H  3J5
    Fax: 902-494-1503

Proposals received after 30th November 2004 will not be considered.
Each individual proposal should contain a title, an abstract of no
more than 400 words, and brief biographical information about the
author(s). Session proposals should explain the theme and goals, as
well as include the three individual abstracts.

Audio-visual requirements should be requested when the proposal is

SHARP makes available a small number of travel grants to graduate
students and to independent scholars. If you wish to be considered
for such a grant, please state this when submitting your proposal,
along with a rationale for the request.

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