A beautiful website has been established for the 2005 meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) in Halifax, Nova Scotia to take place July 14-17.
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 relationships 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 November 30, 2004. Proposals may be submitted online…
I wish some of you digital/textual studies folks in the blogosphere would start presenting your work at SHARP.
Wow, I didn’t realize it was going to be so close to home (Halifax is about three hours away, if you drive like I do). I will try to propose something, probably on 18thc broadsides.
Do it! Do it!