Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Founded: 1992    Admitted to ACLS: 2016
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing was founded to create a global network for book historians working in a broad range of scholarly disciplines. Research addresses the composition, mediation, reception, survival, and transformation of written communication in material forms from marks on stone to new media. Perspectives range from the individual reader to the transnational communication network. With more than a thousand members in over forty countries, SHARP works in concert with affiliated academic organizations around the world to support the study of book history in all its forms.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Will Slauter
Vice President
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
Professor
Universite de Paris

Delegate

Eleanor Shevlin
West Chester University
term ends 12/31/2024

President

Shef Rogers
Associate Professor
University of Otago

Membership:

Individual: 750