On behalf of the University of Pennsylvania, welcome to the virtual home of the 21st annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP), which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from July 18 to 21, 2013.

To contact us:
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Or call our dedicated phone number, +1-347-6SH-RP13 (+1-347-674-7713)

We look forward to welcoming you to Philadelphia this July.

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Monday, July 8: The updated Conference program may be found at this link (via ConfTool) or at this link (pdf). Note that it contains the final order and timetable of all sessions and events, overriding any previous iterations presented on this website.

Saturday, July 6: All conference events on Thursday, July 18, Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, will take place on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, in Claudia Cohen Hall, Houston Hall, and Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Registration and information desks will be open throughout conference proceedings in Schneidman Lobby on the ground floor of Claudia Cohen Hall, 36th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104. On Friday, July 19, sessions will take place at Penn in the morning, and at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), at 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in the afternoon. Registration will also be availble at CHF on Friday afternoon. Directions from Penn to the CHF will be provided in the conference program.

Monday, April 1: Registration for the conference is now open! Please visit our Registration page to learn more about registration rates and to sign up to attend. Presenters are requested to make every effort to register for the conference by May 15.

Thursday, March 7: Conference4Me App! Our conference program will be available not only on this website but also in a dynamic interactive format using the Conference4Me mobile app! Download the app at the Conference4Me website or on the iTunes Store or Google Play. And don't forget to bring your smartphone/tablet along with you to the conference.