Sunday, May 07, 2006

SHARP 2006

SHARP Annual Conference: ‘Trading Books - Trading Ideas’

11-14 July 2006, The Hague, Leiden

The fourteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) will be held in The Netherlands, organised by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) in co-operation with the Universities of Leiden, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Amsterdam. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the venue will be held at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague; on Wednesday at Leiden University.

The keynote speakers are Robert Darnton, Marika Keblusek and Peter Kornicki. Evening activities/receptions include the Peace Palace (The Hague) and the Rembrandt exhibition at the Lakenhal (Leiden).

The conference 'Trading Books - Trading Ideas' will highlight the importance of the European and the North American heritage for the book and print cultures of the world. Special attention will be paid to the history of the trade in books between Eastern and Western European countries, to mark the occasion of ten new Eastern member states joining the European Union on 1 May 2004.

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