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  • Jill Littlewood
    The thirteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) will be held at Dalhousie University, Halifax,
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 16, 2004
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      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
      www.dal.ca/SHARP2005.

      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:
      www.sharpweb.org. 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 the conference website
      www.dal.ca/SHARP2005 (in the secure section for submission of paper/session
      proposals), or by email to sharp2005@..., 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 submitted.

      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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