SHARP-L

Join the Discussion!

Like its parent organization, the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, SHARP-L is devoted to forging connections among scholars in all disciplines who are working on the history of the printed word in any place or period. Available to anyone with access to the Internet through a university computer system or commercial service gateway, SHARP-L is an electronic forum (or “listserv”) for the exchange of research ideas, information, queries, teaching aids, and conference and journal announcements, as well as discussion of any issues, large or small, that pertain to the scholarly study of the history of print culture.

You do not need to be a member of SHARP to join SHARP-L.

Search the Archives

SHARP-L has an efficient engine for searching the archives of past postings by date, subject, author, and any words in the message. This retrieval system makes available to you over fifteen years’ worth of queries and answers, and represents an invaluable resource for scholars in book history. As a matter of both law and courtesy, anyone wishing to quote from or reproduce a message from this archive should first obtain permission from its author.  First-time users of the archives may be asked to register with a password.

SEARCH THE ARCHIVES

How to Subscribe

You can subscribe by email by simply sending the message SUB SHARP-L, followed on the same line by your name, to this address: list [at] list.indiana.edu. You’ll receive a welcome notice confirming your subscription and explaining a little more about how the list works. A list of commands including subscribing, unsubscribing, changing to digests, etc., can be found at here.

Subscribers may post messages to this address:  sharp-l [at] indiana.edu.

If you have any questions about SHARP-L, please get in touch with the listowner, Patrick Leary.

Highlights

Here’s a sample of some of the discussion topics:

  • Query re book festivals history (7/2011)
  • Book history in the cinema (3/2011)
  • Letterpress printing and teaching resources (8/2010)
  • A new term for reading on screens (10/2009)
  • The Law of the Book (4/2003)
  • Google Books (8/2007)
  • Negative cover blurbs (5/2005)