Teaching Book History

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) seeks participants for its affiliated society session at the January 5-8, 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Denver, Colorado. Participants will take part in a roundtable conversation on the panel’s theme: “Teaching Book History.”

This panel seeks to hold an interdisciplinary conversation regarding the variety of ways book history can be taught, as well as how book history can inform our teaching of subject matter. Participants will speak briefly (approximately 10-12 minutes) on substantive examples of book history pedagogy or their personal theory of teaching book history. We encourage submissions from practitioners of book history at all stages of their careers and in careers not limited to college and university education; K-12 teachers, archivists, librarians, and public historians are welcome to apply.

Those interested in participating in the panel should submit a short abstract (300 words) describing their brief presentation and why they would be suitable for such a panel, as well as a syllabus, lesson plan, or activity that demonstrates the pedagogy that they will discuss. Please submit the abstract, pedagogical materials, and a brief CV by Monday, March 21, 2016 to Amy Sopcak-Joseph at amy.sopcak@uconn.edu.

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