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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Call for Papers: Congress 2016 Round Table

Call for papers

Working in the University of Calgary’s Canadian Literary Archives
A Round Table sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of Canada
and the Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture (CASBC)
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Calgary
Proposed Date of Round Table: Monday, May 30, 2016

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2016 Tremaine Fellowship call for applications

The Bibliographical Society of Canada invites applications for the Marie Tremaine Fellowship. Deadline for application: February 28, 2016.

The Tremaine Fellowship is offered in memory and through the generosity of Marie Tremaine (1902-1984), the doyenne of Canadian bibliographers. The Fellowship was instituted in 1987 and is offered annually to support the work of a scholar engaged in some area of bibliographical research, including textual studies and publishing history and with a particular emphasis on Canada. The Fellowship, which is in the amount of $2,000.00, is open only to members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.

For further details and application form please see the Fellowship page.

2015 Emerging Scholar Prize Awarded

The Bibliographical Society of Canada is pleased to announce that Simran Thadani has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Emerging Scholar Prize for her project, The Case of the Unsigned Letters: Investigating a Unique Anonymous Writing-Book, London?, 1590?/1656. Dr. Thadani will present her paper at the BSC’s annual meeting, which will take place at SHARP 2015 in Longueuil/Montreal. A revised, article-length version of the paper will be published in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, subject to peer review. The prize also includes a grant of $500. Continue reading “2015 Emerging Scholar Prize Awarded”

2015 Tremaine Fellowship recipient

The members of the Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Alana Fletcher (Queen’s University) has been awarded the Tremaine Fellowship for 2015 for her project, “The Story of the Story: Textual Interpretations of Uranium Mining on Great Bear Lake.” Dr. Fletcher will use the fellowship funds to travel to Déline, NWT in order to catalogue works held at the Déline First Nations office and compile them in an annotated bibliography.

Emerging Scholar Prize: Donors

The BSC Council initiated a fundraising drive in 2013 to establish the Emerging Scholar Prize. Several members of the BSC have already generously pledged their support, and we are happy to announce that a substantial amount has been raised. In order to ensure that the Prize is viable in the long-term, we are looking to raise $25,000 to create a stable endowment. If, after a reasonable amount of time, this is not feasible, monies raised to that point will be used to fund the Prize directly. Should the Prize be terminated, remaining funds will be distributed among the Society’s fellowship and awards programs.

Please consider making a gift to the Society in support of the Emerging Scholar Prize. You may wish to use a gift to honour a friend, mentor, or colleague. Gifts are tax deductible. Cheques, made out to “Bibliographical Society of Canada” with “Emerging Scholar Prize” in the memo field, can be sent to:

The Bibliographical Society of Canada
c/o Tom Vincent
304 Olympus Avenue
Kingston, ON K7M 4T9

The Society wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the following donors:

  • Sandra Alston
  • Guylaine Beaudry
  • Pat Belier
  • Fiona Black
  • Jennifer Connor
  • Anne Dondertman
  • Elizabeth Driver
  • Nancy Earle
  • Gail Edwards
  • Patricia Fleming
  • Alana Fletcher
  • Janet Friskney
  • Alan Galey
  • Carole Gerson
  • Nicholas Giguère
  • J. Godolphin
  • Greta Golick
  • Jeannine Green
  • C. Gryski
  • Edna Hajnal
  • Balfour Halevy
  • Robin Healey
  • Sushil Kumar Jain
  • Marcel Lajeunesse
  • Val Lem
  • Geoffrey Little
  • Bertrum MacDonald
  • Anne McGaughey
  • Eli MacLaren
  • Ian MacLaren
  • Don McLeod
  • Roger Meloche
  • Jacques Michon
  • Peter Mitham
  • Heather Murray
  • George Parker
  • Linda Quirk
  • Carl Spadoni
  • Apollonia Steele
  • Joeée Vincent
  • Tom Vincent
  • Germaine Warkentin
  • Mary Williamson
  • Joan Winearls
  • Alberta Wood