BSANZ members may be interested to note that the next annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) will take place in Longueuil and Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 10 July 2015. The theme is “Générations et régénérations du livre / The Generation and Regeneration of Books.” The conference is being organised by the Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le livre au Québec (GRÉLQ), Université de Sherbrooke, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), and McGill University. It will feature traditional conference papers, lightning papers (PhD students get ten minutes to showcase work-in-progress, and are limited to three slides), a digital projects showcase, a student poster exhibition, exhibitions of rare books and publishers’ archives, and many other activities.

Offers of papers close 30 November 2014.

For more information, you can consult SHARP’s conference web site. You can also follow SHARP 2015 on Twitter or email the conference organisers at

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