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.

The Editor is responsible for publishing two issues of the journal per year. This includes oversight of initial review of submissions and the peer review process; coordinating copyediting and all editorial work and tasks (using Open Journal Systems); and liaison with the journal’s designer and printer. The Editor coordinates the work of three associate/assistant editors, as well as French and English book review editors. The Editor is expected to represent the journal within her/his scholarly and professional communities and to promote the journal in order to attract and identify submissions.

The Editor should have a background in bibliography or book history broadly defined and a record of publications and presentations. Reading, speaking, and written knowledge of French are distinct assets, as is experience in scholarly publishing. The Editor will also serve as a member of the Society’s executive and publications committee and will be expected to attend the Society’s biannual fall and spring meetings. This is a voluntary, unremunerated position.

Applicants should send a current CV, a description of their vision for the journal (max. two pages), and the names and details of two references to Geoffrey Little, chair of the search committee, at: publications@bsc-sbc.ca. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2017.

To learn more about the journal, visit: http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/bsc/index.

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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2017 Tremaine Medal and Watters-Morley Prize Awarded

The members of the Awards Committee are very pleased to announce that Anne Dondertman will be the recipient of the Marie Tremaine Medal and Watters-Morley Prize for 2017. The Medal will be awarded at the Society’s 72nd Annual General Meeting.

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2017 Emerging Scholar Prize – Invitation

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. Continue reading “2017 Emerging Scholar Prize – Invitation”

Call for papers: 2017 Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

Call for papers

Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
Book Historical & Bibliographical Praxis in Canada

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

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Tremaine Medal 2016: 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.

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