CFP: Digital Poster Session (Sharp July 14-17, 2010)
CALL FOR POSTERS
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing International Conference
July 14 - July 17, 2011
The Book in Art & Science
Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library and Institute, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
This year's conference theme, the Book in Art & Science, is an appropriate opportunity to highlight SHARP's continuing commitment to digital humanities projects, tools or techniques or work in progress. This particular session encourages proposals from any college or university digital humanities program, center or group to present a poster that overviews their program. Posters may include a demonstration, traditional printed poster or a combination of both.
A brief bio and short abstracts (250-300 words) should be submitted to Katherine D. Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 15, 2010. Please include any technical requirements (e.g., Internet access). This panel will undergo the normal review procedure by the SHARP conference committee. One participant for each proposal must be a member of SHARP prior to the conference.
Founded in 1991, the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing is a global network of literary scholars, historians, librarians, booksellers, and publishing professionals. With more than 1,000 members in over 20 countries, SHARP works in concert with a number of affiliated scholarly organizations around the world to encourage the study of book history.
Evoking Washington's status as an artistic and scientific center, "The Book in Art & Science" is a theme open to multiple interpretations. Besides prompting considerations of the book as a force in either art or science or the two fields working in tandem, it also encourages examinations of the scientific text; the book as a work of art; the art and science of manuscript, print, or digital textual production; the role of censorship and politics in the creation, production, distribution, or reception of particular scientific or artistic texts; the relationship between the verbal and the visual in works of art or science; art and science titles from the standpoint of publishing history or the histories of specific publishers; and much more.