Conference: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)

The next annual, international conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) will be held in Washington DC, on 14-17 July 2011, with the theme “The Book in Art and Science.” SHARP conferences alternate between North American and European venues and has met in Canada on three occasions in Vancouver, Halifax, and Toronto. The 2011 conference will be co-hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the National Library of Medicine.

Historians of science and technology are particularly invited to submit proposals. Dr. Jonathan Topham, Senior Lecturer in the History of Science, and Director of the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, Leeds University, will open the conference with a keynote address. Dr. Topham is a noted scholar of nineteenth-century scientific communication. The call for papers closes on 30 November 2010. Further details are available at