Welcome to the homepage of Book Culture from Below – The Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). The conference took place in Helsinki, 17-20 August 2010.
The program of the conference and the abstracts of the presentations are presented at Scientific Program.
The conference was 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 also included 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
Conference in the Web
Prof. Bottigheimer's keynote lecture and the three panel discussions were webcast. The webcasts were not recorded for later viewing.
All reviews and articles about the conference are collected to our Press page.
Pictures of the conference are presented at the conference flickr photostream.
Other Book Culture Events in Helsinki
Several libraries, book stores, galleries and museums arranged exhibitions, guided tours and other events related to the conference theme. Organizers would like to thank especially The National Library of Finland for the guide tour and Laterna Magica for a reception. See events and exhibitions in Travel and Tourism.