The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Chana Algarvio, a Masters of Information student in the Book History and Print Culture program at the University of Toronto, has been nominated for the BSC-SbC’s Congress Graduate Student Merit Award. The Awards Committee was impressed by her proposal to offer a pictorial analysis of the sizeable yet underrepresented collection of over 400 Greco-Roman papyri fragments from Ancient Egypt at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Algarvio will present a paper at the BSC annual conference, which will be held remotely between May 16 and 18, 2022, on the iconographic elements of the papyri, how these surviving fragments might be reassembled, and what these pictorial/textual remains might teach us about ancient religious and funerary practices.
Algarvio will be invited to publish a revised, article-length version of her conference paper in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, subject to peer review. The prize also includes a grant of $500.