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”
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”
The Bibliographical Society of Canada invites applications for the Marie Tremaine Fellowship. Deadline for application: December 14, 2018. Continue reading “2019 Marie Tremaine Fellowship – Call for applications”
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.
Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC)
PBSC is seeking submissions for its double Spring/Fall 2018 issue. Submissions may take the form of an academic article (5000 to 9000 words) or note (under 5000 words).
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)
Since 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.
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.
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.