Since 1962, PBSC 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. Continue reading “Call for Papers: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC)”
The latest issue of the Bulletin (Winter 2018) is now available online on the website at http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/publications/#bulletin. Many thanks to all who submitted texts for the issue, which I hope you will all enjoy. Continue reading “Winter 2018 Bulletin is now available”
The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Laura Gerlitz, a student in the third year of the Master of Library and Information Studies and Master of Arts in Humanities Computing program at the University of Alberta, has been selected as the recipient of the Emerging Scholar Prize.
Her paper, “‘How to Sell a Harlequin: Bringing the Digital Humanities into Reader’s Advisory,” will be presented at the BSC’s annual conference in May 2018.
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The draft programme of the annual conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, “The Book at the Crossroads of Diversities” is now available. http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/conference/2018-annual-meeting-of-the-bibliographical-society-of-canada/ Participants will explore the many facets of the book that have made it such an enduring conveyor of the diversities upon which Canadian culture has been built.
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The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) Fellowships committee is happy to announce it has awarded the 2018 Marie Tremaine Fellowship to Joseph LaBine.
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The Bibliographical Society of Canada celebrates the life and mourns the passing of William F.E. Morley. Bibliographer, author, and veteran, he left an indelible mark on our Society and on the field of bibliographical studies and librarianship in Canada.
Continue reading “The BSC Remembers William F. E. Morley”
The BSC-SbC honours the life and contributions of Francess Halpenny, a formative figure in the world of publishing and librarianship in Canada whose career spanned over sixty years.
Continue reading “A Tribute to Francess Halpenny (1919-2017)”
The Book at the Crossroads of Diversities
The Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Regina
28-29 May 2018
Over the centuries, the book has played a pivotal role in capturing, preserving and passing on voices to succeeding generations of readers. At Congress 2018 bibliographers and book historians will gather at the annual conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada to explore the many facets of the book that have made it such an enduring conveyor of the diversities upon which Canadian culture has been built. Continue reading “Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada”
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.
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