Call for applications: 2022 Emerging Scholar Prize

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.

The recipient of the BSC Emerging Scholar Prize will be invited to deliver a paper at the Society’s annual conference. A revised article-length version of the paper will be published in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada / Cahiers de la Société bibliographique du Canada subject to peer review. A grant of $500 accompanies the Prize and may be used to help the recipient attend the annual BSC conference or to meet costs associated with research. The recipient will also receive a one-year complimentary membership in the BSC. 

Students of any nationality enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program (e.g., MA, PhD, MLIS) are eligible, as is anyone who has completed such a program within the last two years from date of convocation. Individuals holding tenure track/continuing appointments are ineligible, as are members of the Awards Committee and the BSC Executive. There are no restrictions regarding the topic of research so long as it relates to some aspect of bibliography or book history.

Applicants must submit the following documents electronically in English or in French, in a single PDF file in the following order:

  • A one-page cover letter that explains the applicant’s interest in and suitability for the prize; 
  • A brief CV (max. three pages); 
  • An abstract (max. 750 words, incl. bibliography) of the proposed paper; 
  • Proof of student status or of graduation within the past two years (copy of diploma, copy of student identification, or official or unofficial transcript). 

As well, one confidential letter of reference should be emailed directly by the referee. The letter may be given as text or sent as an attachment, but it must include the referee’s contact information and any institutional affiliation.

All application materials, including letters of reference, should be sent to Scott Schofield, Chair, BSC Awards Committee, awards_prix@bsc-sbc.ca, by December 12, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The recipient will be announced in February 2022. 

Additional information about the award and the BSC can be found at: http://www.bsc-sbc.ca/en/fellowship-awards/#emerging

Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2021

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce Alexis Paquette-Lacasse, a master’s student of comparative literature in the Département de littératures et de langues du monde at the University of Montreal has been awarded the 2021 Emerging Scholar Prize. The BSC Awards Committee was impressed by Paquette-Lacasse’s scholarly accomplishments and excited by the originality of his proposed project that examines queer book history in Quebec in the mid-twentieth century.

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Call for applications: 2021 Emerging Scholar Prize

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.

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Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Marie-Hélène Jeannotte, who recently completed her doctorate in études françaises at l’Université de Sherbrooke and is currently undertaking postdoctoral research at Queen’s University, has been selected as the recipient of the Emerging Scholar Prize. Her paper, “Pour une approche collaborative des archives des Premières Nations : un voyage accompagné dans la mémoire du théâtre d’Ondinnok,” will be presented at the BSC’s annual conference in June 2020. Continue reading “Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2020”

Call for applications: 2020 Emerging Scholar Prize

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. Deadline for application: December 13, 2019.

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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”

Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2018

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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2018 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 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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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”