ISSN 2475-1367


Cynthia Gabbay (Berlin, Germany)

Susan Pickford (Geneva, Switzerland)

Mariana de Moraes Silveira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Lingua Franca is a publication of SHARP—the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Lingua Franca is an annual electronic journal devoted to the best international research on book history, translated into English. It will address all aspects of book history, including the composition, mediation, reception, survival, and transformation of written communication in material forms from marks on stone to new media. Perspectives range from the individual reader to the transnational communication network. Lingua Franca translates and publishes both new work and work which has already appeared in languages other than English. Lingua Franca is a scholarly, open access journal; work published elsewhere must already have been peer reviewed, and original unpublished work will be peer reviewed by Lingua Franca.

(Top) Image credit: “The Meaning of Annotations”, Urban Adventure in Rotterdam,, accessed 28 April 2017.