“The goal in the next decade or so should be to prepare students to be discerning users of, and contributors to, all media. An excellent starting point on the Web is the site of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing.”
– Edward Tenner, Chronicle of Higher Education
A Global Scholarly Society
he Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing was founded to create a global network for book historians working in a broad range of scholarly disciplines. Research addresses the composition, mediation, reception, survival, and transformation of written communication in material forms including marks on stone, script on parchment, printed books and periodicals, and new media. Perspectives range from the individual reader to the transnational communications network. With more than 1000 members in over twenty countries, SHARP works in concert with affiliated academic organizations around the world to support the study of book history and print culture.
Latin American Regional Conference!
The Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro will host SHARP's first Latin American regional conference, from 5th to 8th November 2013. More information and links to the CFP on our News page.
2012 Conference in Dublin