CONF/CfP - Harvard-Yale Conference in Book History, April 29, 2016, New Haven, CT, USA

Harvard University


March 07, 2016


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Harvard-Yale Conference in Book History

New Haven, CT April 29, 2016

Sponsored by the Yale University English Department, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Seminar in the History of the Book at the Mahindra Humanities Center (Harvard) 

The Yale Program in the History of the Book is pleased to announce the sixth installment of the Harvard-Yale Conference in Book History, to be held on Friday, April 29, 2016. The programs for the previous conferences are available here.

Proposals are invited from graduate students (at the dissertation stage) and early career scholars (no more than 3 years since dissertation completion) for papers on any aspect of the History of the Book. Preference will be given to proposals from students and scholars at Yale and Harvard and from those with connections to these schools. 

Topics might include manuscriptprint, and digital culturesnew mediaauthorshipforgery, and anonymityreaders and reading practicespublication and transmissioncensorshipcopyright, and piracyspaces for producing and consuming media; and the history of library and information sciences. Papers on all time periods and geographical locations are welcome.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in presenting, along with the general topic on which you think you might present. We are happy to consult with potential presenters who are unsure of whether their work fits into these themes. 

Proposals are due Monday, March 7, 2016. These should include a title and a brief abstract (approximately 200-300 words), as well as your university and departmental affiliation. We request that applicants be ABD or recent graduates. Speakers will have 20 minutes to present their work, followed by 20 minutes of discussion.
Please send expressions of interest, proposals, and questions to Andrew S. Brown ( or Stephanie Ranks (

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January 27, 2016