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>From: Garett Gietzen [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
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>Subject: The International Conference on the Book, 25-27 October 
>2008, Washington, DC, USA - Call for Papers
>
>Dear Colleague,
>
>On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, we would like to 
>inform you of the:
>
>SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE BOOK     
>The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., USA    
>25-27 October 2008    
><http://www.book-conference.com/>http://www.Book-Conference.com    
>
>This conference serves as an inclusive forum for examining the past, 
>current and future role of the book. It proceeds from recognition 
>that although the book is an old medium of expression, it embodies 
>thousands of years' experience of recording knowledge. The pervasive 
>influence of this experience continues to shape newer forms of 
>information technology, while at the same time providing a reference 
>point for innovation.
>        
>The Book Conference not only considers the book and other 
>information technologies as artefacts or discrete objects, it also 
>examines other key aspects of the information society, including 
>publishing, libraries, information systems, literacy, and education. 
>Broadly speaking, the Conference engages the interrelation between 
>changes in thought, creation, production and distribution, and the 
>role and meaning of the book and other information technologies.
>
>The Book Conference welcomes a wide range of participants from the 
>world of books - authors, publishers, printers, librarians, IT 
>specialists, book retailers, editors, literacy educators, and 
>academic researchers and scholars from all disciplinary traditions.
>
>Plenary speakers include:    
>     * John Willinsky (Stanford University, Stanford, USA)    
>     * Michael Peters (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)    
>     * Rosamund Davies (University of Greenwich, London, UK)    
>
>In addition, the Conference will also include numerous paper, 
>workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and 
>researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to 
>the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit 
>written papers for publication in the fully refereed International 
>Journal of the Book. If you are unable to attend the Conference in 
>person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to 
>submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully 
>refereed academic Journal.
>
>The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and 
>short abstract) is 11 September 2008.  Future deadlines will be 
>announced on the Conference website after this date.  Proposals are 
>reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the 
>Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be 
>found at the Conference website - 
><http://www.book-conference.com/>http://www.Book-Conference.com
>
>We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope you will be 
>able to join us in Washington, D.C. in October 2008.
>
>Yours sincerely,
>
>Garett Gietzen    
>University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA    
>For the Advisory Board, International Conference on the Book and 
>International Journal of the Book
>
>***    
>If you have any inquiries about this Conference, please send them by 
>reply to this email. All emails are answered by one of our 
>Conference administrators within two working days.
>

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