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Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis Conference

The Center for Middletown Studies held a conference devoted to the theme of "Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis." Scholars from around the English-speaking world gathered on March 15 and 16, 2013, in Muncie, Indiana, to explore the ways that printed material has been produced, consumed, circulated, and encountered in smaller cities, provincial districts, rural settings, colonial outposts, and comparable contexts.  The chronological focus for the conference was the modern world (primarily since the eighteenth century) and it included papers examining print culture in Europe, Asia, Central America, North America, and Australia.   The conference was supported by a Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  A conference program is available here and streaming video here.  A volume of essays based on papers first presented at the conference will follow soon.