The CASBC/ACÉHL was founded in 2004 to establish at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences an annual opportunity for scholars working in a broad range of humanities and social science disciplines in Canadian universities to meet on the common ground of studies of book and print cultures. Our constitution declares the objectives of bringing together those residents of Canada who are interested in the study of written communication (in its various forms and processes) and of encouraging the interdisciplinary study and teaching of those subjects.