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APHA is pleased to announce that it will be meeting in Philadelphia
to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin.
This year's APHA conference will be held in conjunction with the
conference "The Atlantic World of Print in the Age of Franklin,"
sponsored by the McNeill Center of the University of Pennsylvania and
the Library Company of Philadelphia. The conference runs from
Thursday evening September 28th until Saturday evening September 30, and will
be held at the University of Pennsylvania, the Historical Society of
Pennsylvania, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. In particular,
Saturday will be packed with talks on printing history and book history.
The conference will be entirely free. Unlike most of our conferences,
"The Atlantic World of Print in the Age of Franklin" has been planned
to be more like a large college seminar, with comment and discussion,
rather than as a series of illustrated talks. To maximize time for thought and
discussion, the papers will be available *before* the conference to
read. Speakers will present summaries and a commentator will remark
on the papers, and then discussion will be open to the floor. We hope
that this format will bring more opportunities for thoughtful
questions for some of
this country's leading scholars.
Registrants will be able to download copies of all papers from a
private website. For members without internet access, photocopies
sets will be available at registration.
links to conference schedule, registration and other information on
the the McNeill Center's website.
Also, mark your calendars: the 2007 Lieberman Laureate will be held
Wednesday October 25, 2007 at Princeton University, where Henry
Morris of Bird & Bull Press will speak on the importance of
papermaking history to printing history. More information will be on
the APHA website and in the APHA Newsletter.
Visit the APHA website at www.printinghistory.org
Paul W. Romaine
Vice President for Programs
American Printing History Association