History of the Book

deadline for submissions: 
June 10, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alix Mazuet / Stanford University
contact email: 

PAMLA Conference 2016

“The History of the Book”


"The History of the Book" is an approved session focusing on the way in which books and other written texts (material, virtual) developed through the ages and also, on the cultural, economic and political role of books, libraries, archives and book collections in society.

Paper proposals are welcome on topics including but not limited to:

  • Publishing, reading and cryptography through the ages
  • Archives and archivists through the ages
  • Book peddling
  • Codices, manuscripts, scrolls, wax tablets
  • Almanacs and incunabula
  • The library on fire
  • The library at night
  • Life at the library
  • Librarians and library readers
  • Reading rooms and their customers
  • Bibliophilism, bibliophiles and bibliomania
  • Book Arts and Esotericism
  • Pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides and other ephemeral publications
  • Print books and E-books
  • Ordering knowledge in the library, in the archives
  • Political, cultural, sociological ordering and reordering of written knowledge

Send a 200-250 words proposal to Dr. Alix Mazuet: amazuet@stanford.edu

Deadline to send proposals: June 10, 2016.