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Author Guidelines

Controlled Submission Vocabularies

For the conference proposal keywords field, please draw on the below suggestions. This vocabulary is meant to be indicative, not prescriptive; if you find that the appropriate terminology is missing from this list, please use the term “Other”.

Geographical Focus

  • Africa: Egypt; Ethiopia; Kenya; Mozambique; Nigeria; North Africa; South Africa; Sudan; West Africa
  • Asia: China; East Asia; states; India/Subcontinent; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Japan; Korea; Middle East; Russia (Eurasia); Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Asia; Syria; Taiwan
  • Europe: Baltic Region; Belgium; Central Europe; Denmark; Eastern Europe; England; Finland; France; Germany; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Netherlands; Norway; Northern Ireland; Portugal; Russia (Eurasian); Scandinavia; Scotland; Spain; Sweden; Wales; Other European countries
  • North America: Canada; Mexico; United States
  • Oceania: Australia; Fiji; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea
  • South America: Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; Latin America; Peru; Other South American countries
  • Global and Other Geographic Interests: British Empire; Roman Empire; Reading in Antarctic

Historical Period

  • Pre-Codex; Incunabula; Medieval; 16th Century; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century; 21st Century


  • Artist’s Books; Authorship; Bibliography; Bindings; Book Arts; Book Trade; Bookbinding; Bookselling; Censorship; Cheap Print; Children’s Literature; Collecting; Colonial; Copyright; Digital Culture; Digital Humanities; Editing; Editors; Ephemera; Globalisation; GIS; Graphic Novels; Illustration; Image and Text; Internationalisation; Libraries; Literary Agency/Agents; Literacy; Manuscript; Maps and Cartography; Marginalia; Materiality of Texts; Media Ecology; Music; Newspapers; Orality; Papermaking; Paratextual Elements; Periodicals; Postcolonial; Print Culture; Printing; Publishing; Reading; Reception; Scribal Culture; Self-publishing; Serials/Serialization; Technologies of Writing; Technology of Text Production; Theories of the Book; Translation; Typography; Women.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Convenors).
  2. The submission's "track" and "session type" are the same.

    Note: Authors must indicate whether they are submitting a proposal for a single presentation for a panel, a complete panel, a lightning talk, a digital demonstration, or a poster. The type of proposal is referred to both as a "session type" and a "session track". Please ensure that the same information is selected in both instances.

  3. I am aware of the submission indexing and controlled vocabulary listed on the conference website at:

    Note: The controlled vocabulary is used to summarize and sort the proposals submitted through the conference system. Please ensure you use the vocabulary, and that the vocabulary you choose encapsulates the focus and ideas of your submission.


Copyright Notice

Copyright of the paper belongs to the author(s). Submission of a paper or session grants permission to the SHARP 2019 Organising Committee to publish the abstract(s) on the conference website and to include it/them in the printed conference program.

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