If you are around the UK in September, you might consider attending the one-day conference sponsored by The Centre for Printing History and Culture entitled “The Song of the Sans Serif,” to be held on 30 September, 2016, at Birmingham City University. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/song-of-the-sans-serif-tickets-24805565113
They write “From printing types to digital typography the sans serif resonates across both page and screen; and from the advent of Caslon IV’s Two Lines English Egyptian in 1816* to the present day the voice of the sans serif has greatly influenced communication.”
Speakers include James Mosley, University of Reading; John A. Lane, Netherlands; Chiara Barbieri, Royal College of Art, London; Robin Fuller, Trinity College, Dublin; Jessica Glaser, University of Wolverhampton/Birmingham City University; Jon Melton, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge; Sebastien Morlighem, Ecole superieure d’art et de design, Amiens; David Osbaldestin, Birmingham City University; Ann Pillar, University of Reading; and Vaibhav Singh, University of Reading.
The Typographic Hub part of the Centre for Printing History & Culture: www.typographichub.org