114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

History of the Book

Presiding Officer: 
Alix Mazuet, Stanford University

This session focuses on the ways that books and other written texts (material, virtual) developed through the ages as well as on the cultural, economic and political role of books, libraries, archives and book collections in society. Paper proposals are welcome on topics including but not limited to: Publishing, reading and cryptography through the ages; Archives and archivists through the ages; Book peddling; Codices, manuscripts, scrolls, wax tablets; Almanacs and incunabula; The library on fire; The library at night; Life at the library; Librarians and library readers; Reading rooms and their customers; Bibliophilism, bibliophiles and bibliomania; Book Arts and Esotericism; Pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides and other ephemeral publications; Print books and E-books; Ordering knowledge in the library, in the archives; and Political, cultural, sociological ordering and reordering written knowledge.

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Special Session