The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) works actively toward the creation of a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive global community of book history scholars and practitioners, and is therefore dedicated to the creation of a safe, respectful, and collegial conference experience for all attendees.

Open, critically-engaged, and often challenging discourse is expected to flourish at SHARP conferences. Participants are encouraged to respect and celebrate cultural and linguistic differences, and to be mindful of the international nature of our community in preparing presentations and engaging in conversation. There is no place at SHARP conferences for harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, or other group status. Unsolicited physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying behaviour are likewise unacceptable.

Conference organizers are listed in the program and can be identified by their name badges. In the event a participant has been made to feel unsafe or unwelcome at SHARP 2018, they are always available to assist.

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Fire 000
  • Police 000
  • Ambulance 000
  • Police (Non-Emergency) 131 444
  • Campus 24-Hour Security 9685 9169
  • Campus First Aid Emergency 4736 0300

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