Cfp: The Book in Art and Science


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The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) is holding a conference on ‘The Book in Art and Science’ in Washington DC, 14-17 July 2011.  Proposals for individual papers and panels are invited: the deadline is November 30 2010.  Questions to be addressed may include:

What tensions exist between the book in art and the book in science?  What collaborations emerge? How do these tensions or collaborations differ according to time or place? What roles have material forms-manuscript, print or digital embodiments or books, periodicals, journals, editions-played in the histories of artistic and scientific works? How does the lens of art or science inform histories of reading and readers? What does this lens reveal about histories of authorship?  How have commercial factors or economics influenced the production or distribution of scientific or artistic works? What roles have states or institutions played in the history of the book in art and science?