Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits: Offering a dynamic and intensely collegial, international community of scholars, SHARP provides the following, ever-growing list of benefits to its members:

• Subscription to the hardcover journal Book History plus online access (full- access memberships only)

• Advance access to SHARP News and our new online journal Lingua Franca: The History of the Book in Translation

• Annual International Conference featuring cutting-edge scholarship and fostering exceptionally collegial exchange and opportunities for collaboration

• Notices of various Focus Conferences and calls to present at SHARP-sponsored panels at affiliate societies throughout the year

• A listing in and access to the online, searchable Membership Directory

• Access to SHARP’s Network of Regional Liaisons across the globe

• Eligibility for SHARP Scholarships to attend various rare book schools, digital institutes, and conferences

• Opportunity for SHARP endorsement of member-organized conferences and workshops related to the history of the written word

• A 50% discount on an annual JPASS, enabling access to 1,500+ JStor articles

• Publication Discounts including, the University of Massachusetts Press’s Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book series, Boydell & Brewer, The History of Oxford University Press

• SHARPWeb, a wealth of resources from conference announcements to finding aids and syllabi

• SHARP-L, online forum of written-word historians, with searchable archives

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