CALL FOR PAPERS
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 manuscript, print, and digital cultures; new media; authorship, forgery, and anonymity; readers and reading practices; publication and transmission; censorship, copyright, and piracy; spaces 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.