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 Conferences, Calls for Papers

Submission Date Description

15 May 2013

SHARP Regional Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
CFP in EnglishSpanishPortuguese
Conference Website with more information

16 May 2013 Issues in Digital Humanities
A Postgraduate and ECR Training Event
University of Salford

01 Jun 2013

Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts
SHARP affiliate panel at SAMLA 2013
Queries and 350-word abstracts & bios to Melissa Makala at edmundrm [at]

01 Jun 2013 Bibliography and Textual Criticism Panel SAMLA, November 8-10, 2013
Queries, 300-word abstract and short biography to Jeffrey Makala at makalaj [at]
01 Jun 2013 “Variance in textual scholarship and genetic criticism/La variance en philologie et dans la critique génétique”
10th Annual Conference, European Society for Textual Scholarship
Proposals by email to ests2013paris [at]
10 Jun 2013 Francophone Postcolonial Studies and Book Culture
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London
Submit 300-word abstracts plus 50-100 words of biography to Conference Secretary, Ruth Bush sfpsconference2013 [at] Papers can be in English or French.
11 Jun 2013 Renaissance Society of America
The Program Committee welcomes submissions for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Renaissance studies, or the era ca. 1300–1700. See website for details.
26 Jul 2013 Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand (BSANZ)
Theme: Bibliography in the Digital Age Queries & 250 word abstracts to: Conference Convenor, Maggie Patton, Manager, Original Materials, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney, 2000 (mpatton [at]
01 Oct 2013 Inventing the Middlebrow: The Middlebrow in 20th-Century Literature and Culture
Submit a 1-page c.v. and 250-word abstract to Jaime Harker (jlharker [at] and Cecilia Farr (ckfarr [at] Proposals also welcomed for panels, workshops, roundtables, and study groups
01 Dec 2013 LConnecting cultures? An international conference on the history of teaching and learning foreign/second languages, 1500-2000
Submit 300-word abstracts and proposals for themed panels to: historyofmfl [at]

 Courses, Study Opportunities

Application Date Description
24-27 Jun 2013
Book History Workshop
Institut d’histoire du livre (Lyon) offers 4 advanced courses in book and printing history, taught by Marianne Besseyre, Krisitan Jensen, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix with Francoise Lonardoni and Nicholas Pickwoad.
Fee: 450 euros for one course (4 days)
More information:
4 – 9 August 2013
Colorado Rare Book School
See SHARP’s calendar for more information
Fee: Register by May 31st (tuition $1250; thereafter, $1500)
See site Rare Book School
University of Virginia
Full course schedule available online
See site London Rare Book School
See website for full details
See site California Rare Book School
University of California at Los Angeles
Full course schedule available online
See site Seminar Series on Book Collecting 2012
Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies (CMPS) in the Institute of English Studies and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA)

 Contribute to Publications, Research

Submission Date Description
31 May 2013 “Access to Knowledge and Social Justice”
Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice
See webpage for details
03 Jun 2013 Archive Journal – Issue #4
“Publishing the Archive”
More information
15 Jun 2013 The CEA Critic
Special Issue on Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Queries and proposals not exceeding 500 words to: digitalhumanities [at] . Final articles not to exceed 3,000-5,000 words. Consult The CEA Critic site for formatting guidelines
01 Jul 2013 Early African American Children’s Literature: An anthology of original essays
This collection of essays seeks to recover and reframe the literature aimed at the black child. The main focus should be on African American children as readers, students, or authors.
Queries or send a 750 – 1000 word abstract Anna Mae Duane (amduane1 [at] and Kate Capshaw Smith (Capshaw [at]
02 Sep 2013 Special Issue of Women’s Writing :
‘Queens of the Marketplace: 19th C. women writers and the rise of the bestseller’
Please submit articles for consideration between 4,000-7000 words to Clare Gill, University of Southampton (c.gill [at] or Clare Clarke, Trinity College Dublin (clarkc11 [at]
See journal site Authorship
A peer-reviewed, open access e-journal, welcoming articles in English on the cultural performance of authorship in any contemporary or historical literary milieu
See journal site Bibliodiversité(s)
(in English)
See journal site Book 2.0
Publishes articles and reviews on book creation, design, marketing, and book consumption. Aims to promote and share best practices in the teaching of writing, illustration, book design and production, and publishing.
See publication site Dictionary of 19th Century Journalism
Coverage on local and regional press for online edition and subsequent print editions
More information: DNCJ
List of entries requiring contributors
See Call for Papers East Asian Publishing and Society
2 x per year; Any aspect of publishing history
See journal site Guild of Bookworkers Journal
Annual Publication
See journal site Journal of Reception Studies
See journal site Library & Archival Security
Issues for Jan-Jun 2012 on the War of 1812
For more information contact the Editor, Christopher Brown-Syed
See website Library of the Written Word
Peer-reviewed book series related to the history of the book
Submit proposals to Stephanie Paalvast; include your name, affiliation, a tentative title, a brief description of the contents, and its aim and scope.
See website Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto
Queries, abstracts & proposals to: Kate Macdonald (offline) or to co-series editor in the USA, Ann Rea, at anr12 [at]
See journal site Logos
International forum for professionals in publishing, bookselling, librarians, authors and others
See publisher’s site Material Readings in Early Modern Culture
Ashgate Publishing
Series Editors: Dr James Daybell, University of Plymouth, UK and
Dr Adam Smyth, University of London, UK
See website Scholarly Editing
Annual publication. Any aspect of the theory or practice of editing, print or digital
See publisher’s site Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture
Un consortium interuniversitaire (Université de Montréal, Université Laval, Université du Québec à Montréal)
See journal site Northern Studies
Scottish Society for Northern Studies
See publisher’s site Oak Knoll Press
Publishers of books about books
See project site Reading Experience Database Project
On-going research, to accumulate data about the reading experiences of readers of all nationalities in Britain and those of British subjects abroad from 1450 to 1945
See SHARP News SHARP News Reviewers
Reviewers needed for books, exhibitions, and conferences
See journal site Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation
An international platform for scholars, practitioners and artists dealing with literature, culture and literary translation
See project site Transcribe Bentham Project
A crowdsourcing transcription project
Begin transcribing
See the list of Selected Journals for more publications.

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