Call for papers:
The Word, ATypI Dublin 2010

Those of us who engage with letters for a living are uniquely placed to examine the political, cultural, historical and social significance of words in all their forms. However, we rarely get this chance – ATypI Dublin 2010 is our opportunity. We encourage submissions that consider typography, in as broad a context as possible, as part of the material fabric of everyday life.

Therefore you are invited to explore the word in its various dimensions including typographic, literary, historical, political, technological and aesthetic.

ATypI 2010 welcomes investigations into the materiality of the word in any of its myriad forms: aural, oral, digital, concrete, architectural, environmental, printed and written.


Conference attendees will represent the craft, business, educational and technological spheres of type and typography. They will include type designers, graphic designers, project managers and software engineers from leading software companies and font foundries, web designers, information designers, researchers, historians, educators, writers, publishers, lettering artists, students, and typography enthusiasts from around the world.


A submission must contain a title and an abstract of the proposed presentation (400 words maximum), and a speaker’s biography (100 words maximum).

Presentations may be of 20 or 40 minutes duration. Duration of paper should be specified in the proposal.

To submit a proposal, please download and fill out the form posted here: ATypI 2010 call for papers.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to Barbara Jarzyna, the Executive Secretary of ATypI. E-mail messages should have the subject line: Proposal for ATypI 2010.


Abstracts for workshops should attempt to identify the likely audience and optimum number of participants as well as space or other requirements. The goals and outcomes of the workshop should be clearly explained.

Programme Committee

All abstracts will be read by a selection panel made up of ATypI board members and members of the local preparatory committee. Programme committee may suggest amendments to papers or presentations.

Submission dates

Submissions due: 16 April 2010

Notification date: 30 April, 2010