A spate of recent publications has demonstrated the urgency of getting to grips with paper, at a historical moment that feels like a turning-point in our relations with it. The main aim of Paper-stuff is to address this urgency. It aims at bringing together experts in the field, theorists of material culture and representatives of a variety of disciplines with a stake in the subject, so as to better understand paper's empire in the West. Paper-stuff wants to provide comparative perspectives as well as considers the rapidly evolving technologies available for the analysis of paper.
We encourage submissions of abstracts of 500 words for a twenty-minute paper in relation to the following topics:
● paper histories in East and West
● paper as medium of government and trade
● paper networks
● engineering paper
● imagining paper
● theorizing the substrate
● non-textual uses of paper
● cutting, pasting, tearing, pulping
● technologies of paper analysis
Please send your abstract by 30 March 2018.
For further information please contact one of the organisers at the e-mail below.
Dr Orietta Da Rold (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Jason Scott-Warren (email@example.com)
Sponsor: The British Academy