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

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