A message from the Council of the BSC/SbC

We express our deepest sorrow on the death of Greta Golick, who passed away on Tuesday, 27 November 2018. Greta served as Secretary of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC/SbC) from 2007 to 2014. She was a scholar of bookbinding and taught for several years at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto where, in 2010, she completed her doctoral dissertation, “Frank Nunan and the Guelph Bookbindery: A Documentary Investigation,” under the direction of Patricia Lockhart Fleming. In addition to her steadfast and excellent work for the BSC/SbC, Greta was an active member of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

Her death is, as one colleague has expressed, “a terrible loss to our community.” Her peers, colleagues, and former students remember Greta for her passionate spirit, her excellence as a scholar, her exemplary commitment to book studies in Canada, and her fresh and deeply engaged approach to teaching the history of the book. Kind, cheerful, wise, supportive, enthusiastic, generous, hard-working, and deeply knowledgeable, Greta was a truly remarkable individual.

Members of the community who wish to read more about Greta’s approach to teaching may consult her article, “Making Booxs: iSchool Students De/Construct the Book,” published in Art Libraries Journal in 2016: https://doi.org/10.1017/alj.2016.24. Greta’s attentive and engaged commitment to students also shines clear in the interview she gave after being nominated as a “Community Champion” by one of her students at the University of Toronto: http://healthyuoft.ca/our-community-champions/greta-golick

Our thoughts are with Greta’s family, friends, and colleagues.

For information on memorial services and donation suggestions, please follow the link: http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=135056&fg=0&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

Widening the Circles: The role of texts

On June 3rd and June 4th, 2019 bibliographers and book historians will gather at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Vancouver, British Columbia to explore how text in all its forms has and is conveying the conversations of Canadians, how books have inspired conversations, and how the role and form of the book is evolving as text appears in new mediums and online readers interact with text in different ways. Continue reading “Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada”

Tremaine Medal 2018: Call for Nominations

The Awards Committee invites nominations for the Marie Tremaine Medal, offered by the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) for outstanding service to Canadian bibliography and for distinguished publication in either English or French in that field. The Tremaine Medal is accompanied by the Watters-Morley Prize, a $500 scholarly award. Continue reading “Tremaine Medal 2018: Call for Nominations”

2019 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 a career in the fields of book history and bibliography broadly defined, including a 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. Continue reading “2019 Emerging Scholar Prize – call for applications”

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Festschrift for William F. E. Morley and Francess Halpenny

PBSC is seeking material to commemorate the life and work of Bill Morley and Francess Halpenny, who both died in December 2017 at the respective ages of 97 and 98. Their presence is greatly missed but their contributions to the literary life of Canada, and to their own universities — Queen’s University and the University of Toronto — will long be remembered.

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Call for papers: Special issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

LGBTQ+ print in Canada and elsewhere: overviews and perspectives

Special issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (to be published in Fall 2019)

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Call for Papers: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC)

Cover - Vol 55, No 1 (2017) Papers of The Bibliographical Society of CanadaSince 1962, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada has published important historical studies on the sociality and materiality of texts — including authorship, printing, binding, publishing, piracy, reading, education, and the book trade — in Canada and the world. A bilingual scholarly community has coalesced around PBSC, uniting literary critics, historians, librarians, booksellers, small-press printers, and students of English, French, history, sociology, library science, information science, bibliography, public policy, and other disciplines.

PBSC is seeking essays for several upcoming special issues — as well as non-theme-related papers — from scholars of any nationality on any aspect of book studies or book culture.

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