The 20th annual SHARP conference
The Battle for Books
26-29 June 2012
Trinity College Dublin
Registration for the much-anticipated conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) has now opened at http://sharp2012.org/. This international conference will bring leading practitioners in the field from across the world to Ireland. The conference is limited to an absolute maximum of 400 delegates. Please do register early in order to avoid disappointment.
The Theme: In a city like Dublin, which has been home to Swift, Wilde and Joyce one naturally thinks of ‘The Battle for Books’ in terms of censorship, constraint and restraint. While these will be significant topics at the conference, scholars have been invited to examine the theme as broadly as possible.There is plenty of scope to develop ‘The Battle for Books’ in a historical context, but speakers will also examine the future for books, the book-trade and the printing industry in the context of current and future technological innovations.
Registration is now open at http://sharp2012.org/ The full conference programme will be available next week.