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13664APHA Call for Proposals

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  • bielerpr
    Jan 15, 2014

      CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2014

       

      The American Printing History Association (APHA)

      with the Friends of Dard Hunter  (FDH)

      announce our new (ad)venture:

      JOINT ANNUAL 2014 CONFERENCE in San Francisco, California

      Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18, 2014

      Site Host: San Francisco Center for the Book

       

      Proposals are due by March 15, 2014

       

       

      THEME: PAPER ON THE PRESS

      This joint conference explores the histories of paper as used by printers: we will consider the rapport between the type, presses, and papers available to printers from the beginnings of moveable type until today. Attention could be drawn to how a new printing technology called for different papers, or how the availability of certain papers demanded certain presses. Historical topics could include Italian handmade paper in the Gutenberg Bible, Baskerville and calendering, the arrival of coated stock, or the development of papermaking machines.

      The focus of the conference is on the interrelationship between paper and printing, but topics specifically on paper are entirely welcome.  The contemporary use of paper not only for letterpress printers but also for artist books and as works of art would be excellent topics to explore. Information about the variety of plant and fiber materials from around the world and suitability for printing could be quite useful.

       

      We hope to find the convergences and overlaps between our two groups that would enhance each other’s understanding of the properties and value of paper.

       

      Attendees will have the opportunity to sample some of San Francisco’s cultural riches through special members-only tours and visits to the special collections of institutions and organizations. A book/trade fair is planned as well as a special paper installation exhibit at the SFCB. Many of the activities will be located at SFCB, but the keynote address, lectures and some demonstrations will be at another location in the city. More details on a recommended hotel and travel information will be on the websites for each organization as they become available.

       

      CALL FOR PROPOSALS

       

      All proposals must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment (.doc or .docx format) or pdf file to paperonthepress2014@.... Proposals should be single-spaced with one-inch margins in 12-pt. Times New Roman. You will receive a timely acknowledgment that your proposal has been received.

       

      Proposal for presentations guidelines:

       

      We solicit proposals for 20-minute individual presentations or 50-min group panels (maximum 500 words).

      Please include the following information, all centered on the page:

      Line 1: Name

      Line 2: All contact information: mailing address, phone number, email 

      Line 3: Short biography (maximum 100 words)

      Line 4: If proposing a group panel, names of all group participants

      Line 5: Blank

      Line 6: Three to four keywords to aid presentation scheduling

      Line 7: Presentation title

      Line 8 to end: Text of proposal

       

      Proposal for demonstrations guidelines:

       

      We solicit proposals for 30-minute individual demonstrations or 60-min group demonstrations (maximum 500 words).

      Please include the following information, all centered on the page:

      Line 1: Name

      Line 2: All contact information: mailing address, phone number, email 

      Line 3: Short biography (maximum 100 words)

      Line 4: If proposing a group demonstration, names of group participants

      Line 5: Blank

      Line 6: Three to four keywords to aid demonstration scheduling

      Line 7: Demonstration title

      Line 8 to end: Text of proposal describing the process to be demonstrated and specifically detailing equipment needs

       

      The acceptance for all proposals will be by blind judging, so your name, biography and contact information will be removed before judging by the Joint Program Committee. You will be contacted by April 15 if your proposal is accepted.

       

      APHA or FDH membership must be current within two weeks of notification of acceptance of your proposal. Please note that presenters will pay for their own travel, hotel arrangements and registration fees.

       

      For further information, please visit the APHA or FDH websites:

      APHA: www.printinghistory.org

      FDH: www.friendsofdardhunter.org

       

      APHA VP for Programs Kitty Maryatt

      FDH VP of Annual Meetings Jennifer Baker