The Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University will hold a conference devoted to the theme of “Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis.” The conference will take place on Friday, 15, and Saturday, 16 March, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The animating idea of the conference is to explore the ways that printed material was produced, consumed, circulated, and encountered in smaller cities, provincial districts, rural settings, colonial outposts, and comparable contexts. The chronological focus for the conference is the modern world (primarily since the eighteenth century) and will include in the program papers examining print culture in Europe, Asia, Central America, North America, and Australia. Speakers include James Raven, Ronald Zboray, Mary Zboray, Joan Shelley Rubin, Lynne Tatlock, Christine Pawley, Julieanne Lamond, and Wayne Wiegand. The conference is being supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A draft program of conference papers can be accessed at
For more information or to enroll, please contact Melanie Cabak (firstname.lastname@example.org), project manager for the conference.
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