2018 Emerging Scholar Prize – call for applications

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) invites applications for the Emerging Scholar Prize. The Prize promotes the work of a researcher who is beginning his or her career in the fields of book history and bibliography broadly defined, including the study of the creation, production, publication, distribution, transmission, history, and uses of printed books, manuscripts, or electronic texts. Preference will be given to topics with a Canadian dimension.

The recipient of the BSC Emerging Scholar Prize will be invited to deliver a paper at the Society’s annual conference. A revised, article-length version of the paper will be published in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada / Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada, subject to peer review. A grant of $500 accompanies the Prize and may be used to help the recipient attend the annual conference or to meet costs associated with research. The recipient will also receive a one-year complimentary membership in the BSC.

Students of any nationality enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program (e.g., MA, PhD, MLIS) are eligible, as is anyone who has completed such a program within the last two years from date of convocation. Individuals holding tenure track/continuing appointments are ineligible, as are members of the Award committee and the BSC Council. There are no restrictions regarding the topic of research so long as it relates to some aspect of bibliography or book history.

Council members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada are eligible for awards and fellowships unless they are serving on the executive, the Awards Committee, or the Fellowships Committee.

Applicants must submit the following documents electronically in English or in French, in a single PDF file in the following order:

  • A one-page cover letter that explains the applicant’s interest in and suitability for the prize;
  • A brief CV (max. three pages);
  • An abstract (max. 750 words, incl. bibliography) of the proposed paper;
  • Proof of student status or of graduation within the past two years (copy of diploma, copy of student identification, or official or unofficial transcript).

As well, one confidential letter of reference should be emailed directly by the referee. The letter may be given as text or sent as an attachment, but it must include the referee’s contact information and any institutional affiliation.

All application materials, including letters of reference, should be sent to Cecily Devereux, Chair, BSC Awards Committee, awards_prix@bsc-sbc.ca, by December 4, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The recipient will be announced in February 2018.

Additional information about the award and the BSC can be found at http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/fellowship-awards/

Summer 2017 BSC/SbC Bulletin Now Available Online

The latest issue of the Bulletin (Summer 2017) is now available online. Many thanks to our new Bulletin editor, Philippe Mongeau, for putting it together.

Paper copies will be mailed out shortly to those members who have requested them.

Alexandra Kordoski Carter, Secretary

Bibliographical Society of Canada /Société bibliographique du Canada

The BSC supports the employees of BAnQ

The BSC expresses its enduring support for the employees of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). On 18 July 2017, the BSC sent the following letter of protest to the Ministre de la Culture et des Communications and to the Premier ministre du Québec. #JeSoutiensBAnQ Continue reading “The BSC supports the employees of BAnQ”

Call for Applications: Editor of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

The Bibliographical Society of Canada/Société bibliographique du Canada (BSC/SbC) invites applications or expressions of interest for the position of Editor of the Society’s bilingual scholarly journal, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada. The Society and its journal promote the study of the history, description, and transmission of texts in all media and formats, with an emphasis on Canada. Continue reading “Call for Applications: Editor of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada”

Draft programs now available: BSC-SbC annual meeting and joint day

The draft programs of the annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, “Book Historical and Bibliographical Praxis in Canada,” (29 May 2017) and of the special conference “Bound by Three Oceans: Reading, Writing, Printing & Publishing in Canada since Confederation” (30 May 2017) are now available!

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Call For Papers: Joint scholarly event at Congress 2017 with CASBC

BOUND BY THREE OCEANS
Reading, Writing, Printing & Publishing in Canada since Confederation

A one-day scholarly event co-organized by The Bibliographical Society of Canada & The Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
30 May 2017 – Ryerson University

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