FDH and APHA invite proposals for presentations, demonstrations, and workshops that explore the technological and cultural matrices of art printed  on or made from handmade paper. Today’s practitioners and scholars have a rich archive of historical production methods and societal uses of art on paper to draw from in their work and research. Be it decorative, instructional,
devotional, or functional artwork, how can this matrix of origins and innovations be retrieved, shared, and developed? What have we brought forward to fit what we make and use now, and what might we embed for future makers and researchers?

We welcome presentations that consider developments worldwide
from the earliest printed images on paper in Asia, to the
technological advancements and expanding cultural engagement
with art and illustration in the Renaissance, to current uses
in one-of-a-kind artworks, print editions, and artist’s books.

Proposals are encouraged from practitioners and scholars
across a range of disciplines including papermaking, printing,
printmaking, art history, book arts, graphic design, book
studies, history, religion, and material culture studies.

Presentations and demonstrations could explore the conference
theme from various cultural, aesthetic, or technological
perspectives, including but not limited to:

• interdisciplinary collaborations
• the evolving dialog between word and image
• the communicative power of multiples
• private press printers and papermakers
• handmade paper in artists books and book art
• technological innovations in their own time
• innovative combinations of media and materials
• cutting, pasting, layering, sculpting, documenting, collecting
• interactive formats, movable parts
• printing and applying color with ink, dyes, pigments
• working with archives
• international connections in paper and print
• currencies, stamps, and paper mediums of exchange
• watermarks, printers marks, and branding
• paperworks, pulp printing, art from bark papers
• paper and print as social practice
• making the handmade digital
• material conservation and sustainability matrices

About Iowa City, the University of Iowa, and the UI Center for the Book

"You actually make paper by hand?!”—UICB visitor
FOUNDED in 1986 by printer/publisher Kim Merker, the UICB
has grown into a distinctive degree-granting program that
integrates training in book arts practice with research into the
history and culture of books. With top-notch facilities, expert
faculty, and courses in printing, lettering arts, bookbinding, artist
bookwork, conservation, and papermaking, complemented
by book studies classes dedicated to scholarly inquiry and material      analysis, the UICB serves graduate and undergraduate students from
a number of disciplines. ■ book.grad.uiowa.edu

Iowa City. All our creativity went into the name”—RAYGUN
IOWA CITY, a UNESCO City of Literature, is a college town
of 75,000 people, nearly half of them students. Located in the
heart of Iowa City, the University of Iowa (founded 1847) was
the first U.S. public university to admit women and men on an
equal basis, the first to admit students regardless of race, and
the first to confer the MFA degree (in 1940). The Iowa Writers’
Workshop (founded 1936) is one of the world’s most distinguished
creative writing programs, and is joined at the UI by
the International Writing Program and the Nonfiction Writing
Program. And by a hospital and football team, etc. ■ uiowa.edu