A Global Scholarly Society

“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

The 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 from marks on stone to new media. Perspectives range from the individual reader to the transnational communication network. With more than a thousand members in over forty countries, SHARP works in concert with affiliated academic organizations around the world to support the study of book history in all its forms.


SHARP Sponsored Events
Third Colloquium on Argentine Periodicals
Third Colloquium on Argentine Periodicals
National University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, 6-7 December 2017 Directoras: Verónica Delgado, Geraldine Rogers Comité organizador: Margarita Merbilháa, Verónica Stedile Luna, María de los Ángeles Mascioto, Víctor Gonnet, Iván Suasnábar, Laura Giaccio Días: 6 y 7 de diciembre de 2017 Lugar: Aula C[ ... ]
SHARP Lightning Seed grants for ECRs
Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand Conference
Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand Conference
Registration is now open for this year's Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand conference Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book, to be held in Hobart, Tasmania, 22-24 November 2017. A provisional list of[ ... ]
Congratulations to SHARP Member Natasha Roule
Congratulations to SHARP Member Natasha Roule
A PhD candidate in historical musicology at Harvard University, Ms. Natasha Roule has just been awarded a 2017-2018 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships for “Reviving Lully: Opera and the Negotiation of Absolutism in the French Provinces, 1685-1750.” Her project explores the history[ ... ]
Periodicals
Periodicals
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) seeks participants for its affiliated society session at the January 4-7, 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C. Participants will present twenty minute papers related[ ... ]
Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book
Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book
Call for Papers: The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc (BSANZ) Annual Conference 2017 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 22-24 November 2017 Empires of all kinds – commercial, geo-political, bureaucratic – are defined by their peripheries as well as their centres, by the[ ... ]