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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SHARP 2002
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2123  Thursday, 6 September 2001

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Date:           Thursday, 6 Sep 2001 00:56:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SHARP 2002

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SHARP 2002

10-13 July 2002 University of London

The tenth annual conference of the Society for the History of
Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) will be held in London
between 10th and 13th July 2002. The lead institution is the Institute
of English Studies in the School of Advanced Study, University of London
(www.sas.ac.uk/ies) ; the British Library (www.bl.uk/) and the Wellcome
Library (www.wellcome.ac.uk/library) are co-organisers.

Sessions will take place in Senate House (the administrative and
academic centre of the federal University of London in which the
prestigious University of London Library is housed), and in the British
Library and in the Wellcome Library. Apart from the usual panel and
plenary sessions there will be opportunities to visit archives,
libraries and others sites of interest in and around London (including
the publishers' archives at the University of Reading).

In the SHARP tradition, we welcome proposals for individual papers and
entire sessions dealing with the creation, diffusion, or reception of
the written or printed word or image in any historical period or place.
We also seek to draw on the particular interests and strengths of the
institutions organising the conference. To this end there are two
specific themes on which we would particularly welcome submissions. The
first is the history of the medical book; the second is digitization as
it impinges on book history.

Each panel will usually last one-and-a-half hours and will consist of
three papers. Each paper should last a maximum of twenty minutes, thus
allowing ten minutes discussion of each paper. Proposals for individual
papers should be the equivalent of one page maximum (i.e. 450 words),
giving the paper title, a short abstract and brief biographical
identification. Session proposals should include a cover sheet
explaining the theme and goals and separate sheets for each paper.

A small number of travel grants will be available to trainee scholars
(those currently writing PhD theses) and to independent scholars (those
who are not members of institutions which would normally be expected to
support travel to an academic conference). If you wish to be considered
for such a grant you should indicate this at the end of your proposal.
Please note that we always receive more applications for grants than we
have grants to give.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 31 October 2001. Proposals
should be sent by email, if possible, to:


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Those who do not have access to email should send a hard copy of the
proposal to:

SHARP 2002, Room 308, IES, School of Advanced Study, Senate House, Malet
Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK.

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