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Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Admitted to ACLS


SHARPThe American Council of Learned Societies welcomes the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) as its 74th member society. SHARP was admitted to constituent membership at the ACLS 2016 Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA.

SHARP was founded in 1992 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 1,000 members in over 40 countries, SHARP works in concert with affiliated academic organizations around the world to support the study of book history in all its forms.

For more information, see Focus on the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing and visit SHARP's website at  www.sharpweb.org/.

The 74 member learned societies of ACLS are national or international organizations in the humanities and related social sciences. While each society is concerned with a distinct field of study, all are involved in the promotion of research, scholarly communication, and education. Profiles of ACLS’s member societies are available at www.acls.org/societies/.

Societies are considered for admission based on the society’s ability to make a “substantial, distinctive, and distinguished contribution” to the ACLS mission of advancing humanistic scholarship. For more information about joining ACLS, visit www.acls.org/about/membership/.

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