Early Modern Biblical Studies Workshop (EMBerS)

 Monday 2 July, 2018. 1:30pm—4:00pm. 

This event represents the first gathering of an emergent network for scholars interested in early modern biblical studies. It precedes the main Society for Renaissance Studies conference (3-5 July, Sheffield), where we will offer papers in two panels (20 & 27). Workshop participation is free but places are limited and advance registration is required.

Organised by Dr Iona Hine in association with Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS), Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies (SCEMS), and the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Printing (SHARP).

Funding: This event is supported by a SHARP Lightning Seed grant. Early Career Researchers* are invited to apply for a small subsidy to cover the costs of participation (e.g. travel or overnight accommodation). You should indicate whether you wish to apply for this scheme when registering. *Preference for this support may be given to those currently outside secure long-term employment or funded study, or otherwise ineligible for financial support from their academic institution. 

Venue: Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield, S3 7QY.

To book a (free) place at the workshop, visit: https:// eventbrite.co.uk/e/early-modern-biblical-studies-workshop-embers-tickets-43388076906 

To join the emergent EMBERS Google Group, visit: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/embers-forum

Click here to download a flyer for the event.

 

 

 

CFP: “Revolutionary Book History” SHARP at SAMLA 2-4 November 2018 Birmingham, Alabama

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2018 South
Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential
topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship,
publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers’ archives,
production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year’s
convention theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Social-Political
Activists and Their Allies” are especially welcome. What connections
can be made between print culture/book history and ideas of activism?
How have books pushed the boundaries of technology, form, artistic
expression, and subject matter? What are the connections between
printing and social justice, activism and print culture? What is the
role of print in effecting social change? How have printers,
publishers, and authors been a force for change from Gutenberg to
today?

The 90th annual SAMLA Convention will be held November 2-4, 2018 at
the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. Proposers need not be
members of SHARP to submit, but panelists must be members of both
SAMLA and SHARP to present. By June 1, 2018, please send a 250-word
abstract and short biography (together in one document) to SHARP
liaison Melissa Edmundson Makala, Clemson University, at
rmakala@clemson.edu.

Of Prophets and Saints: Literary Traditions and “convivencia” in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

The international workshop will be held in Madrid on February 22 and 23, 2018 to explore religious literature that originated under the particular conditions of “convivencia” in the societies of medieval and early modern Iberia.  The participants will employ comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to open new perspectives on how the coexistence of Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities on the Iberian Peninsula is reflected in their respective literary traditions.  The focus will be on works concerning prophets and saints.  The workshop is open to the public, with the exception of a show & tell on Thursday afternoon (*).  But a RSVP will be requested because seating is limited.

Organizers
Benito Rial Costas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Dagmar Anne Riedel (CCHS-CSIC & Columbia University)

Conference secretary
Amy Meverden (Union Theological Seminary in City of New York)

Confirmed participants
Matthew Anderson (Georgetown University)
Fernando Baños (Universidad de Alicante)
Javier Castaño (CCHS-CSIC)
Manuela Ceballos (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Maribel Fierro (CCHS-CSIC)
Alejandro García Sanjuán (Universidad de Huelva)
Araceli González (IMF-CSIC)
Racheli Haliva (Universität Hamburg)
Patrick Henriet (EPHE)
Amir Hussein (Loyola Marymount University)
Fabrizio Lelli (Università del Salento)
Nuria Martínez de Castilla (EPHE)
Lucia Raspe (Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main & Jüdisches Museum Berlin)
Patrick Ryan (Fordham University)
Claude Stuzcyinski (Bar Ilan University)
Jesús R. Velasco (Columbia University)
Ruggero Vimercati Sanseverino (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

22 February  2018, Biblioteca Histórica “Marqués de Valdecilla” (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

9.00-11.30      PANEL 1:  Historiographical Challenges of “convivencia”

12.00-14.00    PANEL 2:  Concepts of Sanctity & Prophecy

*16.00-18.00   Show & Tell in the library’s reading room restricted to the participants  not open to the public!

23 February 2018, Residencia de Estudiantes (CSIC)

9.00-13.30      PANEL 3:  Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Examples of Literature about and by Saints and Prophets from Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

15.30-17.30    PANEL 4:  Diachronic Case Study of the Kitāb al-shifāʾ bi-taʿrīf huqūq al-Muṣṭafā (“The book of healing concerning the recognition of the true facts about the chosen one”) by al-Qāḍī ʿIyāḍ (1083-1149)

17.45-19.00    PANEL 5:  Concluding Roundtable

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 201, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, calle 51 entre 124 y 125, Ensenada.

SHARP Lightning Seed grants for ECRs

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the new SHARP Lightning Seed grants for early career researchers. These grants are intended as quick micro grants that hopefully will produce long-term benefits.

SHARP is aware that one of the issues facing ECRs is to document the ability to obtain external funding.  Sometimes even small amounts will suffice, as both documentation of the ECR’s commitment and that the research addressed has the endorsement of a major global scholarly society. To this end, we have decided to make available a number of micro grants, in the region of 100-150 USD, for local book history activities organized by early career researchers. These grants are open to anyone, anywhere, who is a SHARP member at the time of application. Each application must state what the award will be used for, what the intended activity is, and who will benefit.  Submissions will be evaluated and, if deemed suitable, awarded until such time as the current Lightning Seed budget is exhausted.

Applications will be favoured that meet some or all of the following aims:

  • Aid research into or the dissemination of research about book history in its broadest sense
  • Have impact on the widest cross section of scholars or largest research audience possible, both at the time(s) of the event and subsequently within the wider community
  • Indicate subsequent activities that may be generated by the seed grant
  • engage with public humanities

If you are considering an activity that meets some or all of the criteria above, and believe that a Lightning Seed grant may help with an identified purpose, then please submit your application to

Simon Frost

SHARP Director of Transnational Affairs

drsrfrost@gmail.com

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 speakers is below.

http://www.bsanz.org/conferences

The BSANZ members rate is available until 30 October; general registrations will remain open until 6 November.

Keynote speaker

  • Professor Rodney M Thomson, University of Tasmania. Topic to be confirmed

Panelists

  • Keith Adkins, Theophilus Anglicanus and the fear of Tractarianism in Van Diemen’s Land
  • Eric Anderson, Cheap books, bad books
  • Samir de Angelo, The book object: the book used as a response to missionary authority by the Amerindians of the northwest Amazon
  • Rachael Bell, Staking a claim: New Zealand’s Official Histories of the Second World War
  • Sally Bloomfield, The long reach of a little bushranger book: Michael Howe, the Last and Worst of the Bush Rangers of Van Diemen’s Land
  • Helen Bones, The ARCHivER project and the rise and fall of the Tasman writing world
  • Dennis Bryans, English Monotype: providing services to the Empire and beyond
  • Damian Cairns, For Church and College
  • Liz Conor, Peripheral vision: recurring colonial imagery of Aboriginal Australians as framing devices
  • Joanna Cruickshank, ‘The constant demand for sermons’: print sermons and religious networks in Australia, 1788-1888
  • Gillian Dooley, Matthew Flinders, Sir Joseph Banks and Robert Brown: the Library at Soho Square
  • Veronique Duche, Treasured possessions in Australian Rare Books collections
  • Penny Edmonds, ‘The British Government is now awaking’: frontier violence, Aboriginal protection, and Backhouse’s early colonial distribution of the 1837 Report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Aboriginal Tribes
  • Mary Jane Edwards, Transnational connections: the Moodies, the Stricklands, and their Canadian, English, and South African publications
  • Simon Farley, Notes from Empire’s end: the diary of a Turkish soldier
  • Elizabeth Freeman, Thirteenth-century English Cistercian nunneries and their cartularies
  • Clare Gleeson, Owner bound volumes: a musical transmitter of culture
  • Jocelyn Hargrave, ‘Errors therein marked on the margin’: John Degotardi’s The Art of Printing and editorial practice in nineteenth-century Australia
  • Mark Houlahan, The Shakespearean Quarterly 1922-1924
  • Sandra Hudd, Writing for the folks back home: colonial missionary story-telling
  • Annaliese Jacobs, The silence of Wellington Channel: contested archives and the search for HMS Erebus and Terror, 1850-1851
  • Donald Kerr, ‘The charms that a savage life holds’: Sir George Grey’s frontier experiences
  • Wallace Kirsop, Providing printed matter for multicultural Australia in the nineteenth century
  • Amanda Laugesen, Dictionaries in the Australian colonies: a history
  • Cecilia Leong-Salobir, Cookbooks and the printing press in Britain and colonial Asia
  • Robin Macdonald, ‘Bound in leather, rather than parchment, to last longer’: nuns as discerning readers in seventeenth-century Quebec
  • Alicia Marchant, Boundaries and books: St Albans, Wales and the transmission of knowledge
  • Ruth Mollison, Converting flora and fauna into books: scientific collecting in colonial Tasmania
  • Kevin Molloy & Katie Flack, The Waifs and Strays of Sea Life: Melbourne printer Michael T Gason and the Voyage of the Tudor, 1857
  • Kathryn Parsons, That bright little New Zealand annual The Huia
  • Georgia Prince, Florence Nightingale and Sir George Grey: colleagues of empire
  • Sarah Randles, ‘Many a treasure more’: Robert Bedford and the Kyancutta Magna Carta
  • Sydney Shep, Personal geographies and global networks: William Colenso and the Victorian Republic of Letters
  • Merete Colding Smith, Australia and New Zealand in nineteenth-century British children’s books
  • Jane Stafford, Mrs Muter and the construction of the lady traveller
  • Rodney Swan, Matisse’s Jazz: the enigma of his text
  • Nicki Tarulevicz, Learning to fear: textual encounters with food safety in Singapore
  • Evija Trofimova, The twilight zone of Soviet books
  • Hayley Webster, Circulating scientific literature: the development of the Museum Victoria library collection

 

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 of the first French operas—the tragédies lyriques of Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)—in the French provinces between 1685 and 1750. Scholars typically focus on productions of Lully’s operas in Paris or at court, where the operas premiered. Provincial productions of Lully’s operas, however, offer a crucial perspective on a period of unprecedented expansion of royal authority over France and the ascendance of Paris as the French cultural capital. This project argues that provincial productions of Lully’s operas voiced tension and compromise between regional identity and royal absolutist ideology. An analysis of scores, libretti, and contemporary criticism of the productions reveals a thriving practice among artists of affirming or subverting the operas’ frequent allusions to Louis XIV through musical and textual adaptations or satire. An epilogue studies modern revivals of Lully’s operas to reflect further on the repertoire’s adaptability to the identities and ideologies of performers.

Natasha was already the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the American Graduate Fellowship from the Council of Independent Colleges, the Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship from Wellesley College, and a Pforzheimer Fellowship at Harvard University’s Houghton Library, for which she contributed extensively to the music database RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales).  Complementing her work as a musicologist, Natasha is the Co-Artistic Director of Les Enfants d’Orphée, a professional chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of French baroque music.  Her research on 17th-century French music manuscripts can be found on the Houghton Library Blog (July 2015), and she is currently completing an article on 18th-century Burgundian parodies of airs from Lully’s operas.

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 to the study of periodicals.

We welcome scholarly work on periodicals from all geographical areas and historical eras. Sample topics may include printing technology, circulation of content, subscription and other distribution methods, the relationship between periodicals and other forms of print culture, and the study of periodicals as material texts. All submissions generally related to the history of periodicals will be considered. We furthermore encourage applicants with creative or interdisciplinary methodologies to apply.

Those interested in participating should submit a paper title, a short abstract of the presentation (up to 300 words), and a brief CV of no more than 3 pages by Friday, April 21, 2017 to Amy Sopcak-Joseph at amy.sopcak@uconn.edu.  Questions about affiliated society panels should be directed to the same.

Participants must be SHARP members at the time of the conference and are expected to register for the American Historical Association if selected.

Your SHARP Liaisons,
Jessica C. Linker
Amy Sopcak-Joseph

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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 flows of information that maintain or destabilise their structures of authority and control.

BSANZ, in collaboration with SHARP, the Society for the History of Authorship Reading and Publishing, invites scholars and researchers to consider the printed word, the book, and texts of all kinds, as both mechanism and matter of transmission.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any matters of bibliographical interest, traditional and contemporary. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial empires: the book as a commodity in colonial contexts
  • Across boundaries: print networks across geo-political, commercial or bureaucratic borders
  • The trans-temporal: the afterlife of books and re-imagining of ideas
  • Indigenous cultures, frontier encounters, and the presence or absence of print
  • The stuff of legend: the role of print in constructing colonial and imperial consciousness
  • The book as treasured possession: emotion, ownership and display

Proposals for three-person panel discussions are also welcome.

Some financial assistance towards travel costs may be available for postgraduate students who are presenting papers. Please enquire when submitting your proposal, and include a brief budget outlining your anticipated travel costs.

Proposals – including, a 250-word abstract title of paper, name and institutional affiliation of each author, a brief biography of each author, email address of each author, and 3-5 keywords – should be sent to the convenor, Ian Morrison ian.morrison@education.tas.gov.au.

Presenters must be members of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand. The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 March 2017.