7th February 2018
On 14 September, the History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration at The Open University will hold a 1 day conference exploring the legacy of bibliotherapy from WW1 to the present. Led by three members of The Open University’s Department of English & Creative Writing, Siobhan Campbell, Sara Haslam, and Edmund King, this event will contribute to and shape understanding of the therapeutic importance of books across disciplines and help to generate further focused research in the Humanities and beyond. If you are interested in offering a paper, please send a proposals of 300 words (for a 20-minute paper) by Friday, 4 May 2018 to the conference organisers. We welcome proposals from PhD students, ECRs and established scholars working in the field.