[H-verkko] CFP: CfP: Book Culture from Below - The 18th Annual SHARP Conference, 17.-21.8.2010 Helsinki

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CfP: Book Culture from Below - The 18th Annual SHARP Conference,
17.-21.8.2010 Helsinki

Hyvät vastaanottajat,

Kansainvälinen kirjahistorian konferenssi 'Book Culture from Below -
The 18th Annual SHARP Conference' (Helsinki, 17.-21.8.2010) ottaa nyt
vastaan ehdotuksia esitelmistä. Jos haluat pitää esitelmän tai
järjestää session kyseisessä konferenssissa, lähetä ehdotus
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Ehdotukset esitelmistä on lähetettävä 30.11.2009 mennessä.
Myöhästyneitä ehdotuksia ei oteta vastaan. Abstraktin lähettäneille
ilmoitetaan helmikuun 2010 loppuun mennessä, josko heidän
ehdotuksensa on hyväksytty.

Toivomme konferenssin kiinnostavan suomalaisia historiantutkijoita.

Jyrki Hakapää

Järjestelytoimikunnan puheenjohtaja
Book Culture from Below - The 18th Annual SHARP Conference
17.-21.8.2010, Helsinki

FT, tutkija
Historian laitos
Helsingin yliopisto

Book Culture from Below - The 18th Annual SHARP Conference
17-21 August 2010, Helsinki


Organizers: SHARP - University of Helsinki – The Society of Swedish
Literature in Finland – Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies - The
Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and
Reading – Finnish Literature Society

The conference is pleased to present two keynote speakers:

* Professor Martyn Lyons (University of New South Wales)
* Professor Ruth B. Bottigheimer (Stony Brook University, New York)

The conference will also include three panel discussions on the main
theme Book Culture from Below:

* Conceptual re-evaluations from below
* Exposing the oral and literary background of fairy tales
* How the aspect “from below” changes book history

The conference theme 'Book Culture from Below' emphasizes the book
culture of peasants, the laboring classes and other under-represented
and oppressed groups, especially their independence and initiative in
creating, using and deciphering printed works and print culture. In
keeping with the SHARP spirit, we welcome proposals on all aspects of
book history, but especially those that address issues and questions
related to the conference theme, for example:

* How can the ”from below” perspective be applied to book history?
How does this perspective intersect with class, race, gender and
* Who are the readers, writers, publishers and distributors ”from
below”? Which forms of authorship and educational practices have been
available to them?
* How can differences and interactions among educated, autodidactic
and uneducated readers, writers and publishers be conceptualized?
* How can the various forms of literacy and illiteracy be recognized
and analyzed?
* Which kinds of writings and publications are relevant for studying
book culture from below? Which bibliographical and book history
methods and approaches can we use to study them?
* How can the complex interaction between folklore and book culture,
orality and literacy be re-evaluated? What are the functions of the
manuscript medium in relation to the oral and the printed media?
* What are the intersections of subaltern and post-colonial studies
with book history?
* In which ways does the ”from below”-perspective challenge hegemonic
national histories? What are the possibilities of transnational
studies in this field?

We invite not only researchers of print culture but also those
studying manuscripts (whether medieval or modern era) to the


The conference is open to both individual presentations and complete
panel proposals
(including three speakers and a chairperson). Each speaker will be
given 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
All sessions will last 90 minutes. The proposals should be sent in
English, which is the main language of the conference.

Proposals can be sent only by using the proposal form available at
the conference website. The official on-line submission process has
been opened on 15 September 2009. The deadline for submissions is 30
November 2009. No proposals will be considered after the deadline.

Participants must be members of SHARP in order to present at the
conference. It is the responsibility of presenters to ensure that
they are members by the time of the registration. For information on
membership, please visit the SHARP website at:


Travel grants

SHARP is able to provide a limited number of travel grants to
graduate students and independent scholars. If you wish to be
considered for such a grant, please state this
when submitting your proposal.

Contact addresses

For more information, please visit the conference’s website at


The conference website and information can also be found via


Inquiries concerning the conference should be sent to

sharp-2010 (at) helsinki.fi 

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Jyrki Hakapää <sharp-2010 at helsinki.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 30.11.2009
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://www.helsinki.fi/sharp2010