The program of the Antwerp conference is now in its final form. See HERE.

I am scheduled to give a presentation on Saturday, 20 September.

Alas, I won’t be able to visit Bruges this time, because I will return to London the next day.


The 22nd annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will be held in Antwerp (Belgium), Wednesday 17 September through Sunday 21 September 2014.

The program takes place primarily at the University of Antwerp, in the old centre of the city, but includes events at different venues of book historical interest as well as preconference workshops/tours and excursions. The central theme is ‘Religions of the Book’, but in conformity with tradition the conference also welcomes other book historical papers, sessions and round tables. Sponsors include the Plantin-Moretus Museum, the Hendrik Conscience Library, the Antwerp University Library, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the FWO, the Flemish House of Literature, the Antwerp Bibliophile Society, Cultura, KBC Banking & Insurance,, Brill, René and Susanne Braginsky-Foundation (Zurich), the Flemish Book Historical Society and the University of Antwerp.