[Table of Contents] [Search]


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[BKARTS] APHA Conference "Atlantic World of Print in the Age of Franklin"



APHA is pleased to announce that it will be meeting in Philadelphia to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. This year's APHA conference will be held in conjunction with the conference "The Atlantic World of Print in the Age of Franklin," sponsored by the McNeill Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia. The conference runs from Thursday evening September 28th until Saturday evening September 30, and will

be held at the University of Pennsylvania, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. In particular, Saturday will be packed with talks on printing history and book history.

The conference will be entirely free. Unlike most of our conferences, "The Atlantic World of Print in the Age of Franklin" has been planned to be more like a large college seminar, with comment and discussion, rather than as a series of illustrated talks. To maximize time for thought and

discussion, the papers will be available *before* the conference to read. Speakers will present summaries and a commentator will remark on the papers, and then discussion will be open to the floor. We hope that this format will bring more opportunities for thoughtful questions for some of

this country's leading scholars.

Registrants will be able to download copies of all papers from a private website. For members without internet access, photocopies sets will be available at registration.

Visit http://printinghistory.org/htm/conference/index.htm with its links to conference schedule, registration and other information on the the McNeill Center's website.

Also, mark your calendars: the 2007 Lieberman Laureate will be held Wednesday October 25, 2007 at Princeton University, where Henry Morris of Bird & Bull Press will speak on the importance of papermaking history to printing history. More information will be on the APHA website and in the APHA Newsletter.

Visit the APHA website at www.printinghistory.org

Paul W. Romaine
Vice President for Programs
American Printing History Association


***********************************************
Guild of Book Workers' 100th Anniversary Exhibition Now Online - Catalog Available
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/>
Flag Book Bind-O-Rama and Exhibit
Entry Deadline, September 15, 2006
For all your subscription questions, go to the
Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information
***********************************************



[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]