“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.
Please vote on whether to ratify the revised SHARP’s Constitution:
Ballots may be cast electronically using your SHARP membership number or by receiving a paper ballot via Eleanor Shevlin, our Membership Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic voting will commence on Monday 23 May and close at midnight (Eastern Standard Time, US) on 1 July. Paper ballots may be received up to 8 July. The results will be announced at the AGM on 21 July.
The text has been reviewed by the Board of Directors and the Executive Council. A rationale for these revisions has been drafted by Ian Gadd, President of SHARP: http://bit.ly/sharprevisionrationale