The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Stephen Webb has been awarded the Greta Golick award. The award is named in honour of Dr. Greta Golick (1956-2018) to support the education of graduate students and early career researchers by providing funding to facilitate their participation in the Society’s annual Conference. Stephen is a PhD candidate in the department of English and Film studies at the University of Alberta, where he researches book history, print culture and authorship in the Romantic period, with a particular focus on Lord Byron’s library. The Conference Committee were particularly impressed with Stephen’s abstract “’All the Books here enumerated’: Databasing Lord Byron’s Personal Library and Visualizing Deformations of Byron’s Books,” which seeks to recreate the hierarchies and connections inferred in the organization of Lord Byron’s library.
Stephen will be invited to publish a revised, article-length version of his Conference paper in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, subject to peer review. The prize also includes a grant of $250.
The Greta Golick Award has been given annually since 2022 to recognize and support the education of graduate students and early career researchers by facilitating their participation in the Society’s annual Conference. The award is named in honour of Dr Greta Golick (1956-2018), whose scholarship and teaching are remembered with admiration and gratitude. Inaugurated with a residual sum given to BSC-SbC by the Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture/l’Association Canadienne pour l’étude de l’histoire du livre (CASBC/ACÉHL) at its dissolution, the award fund is augmented by generous donations in Dr Golick’s memory.
A grant of $250.00 accompanies the prize and will be used to help the recipient attend the annual Conference or to meet costs associated with research.
Students of any nationality enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program are eligible, as is anyone who has graduated from such a program within the last five years (from date of convocation). Individuals holding tenure track/continuing appointments are ineligible, as are members of the Awards Committee and the BSC Council. There are no restrictions regarding the topic of research so long as it relates to some aspect of bibliography or book history. The award is administered by the Program Committee of the BSC-SbC, who will determine the successful candidate(s) from among the relevant proposals sent in response to the Call for Papers of the annual Conference. The award is presented at the Conference and is conditional on the recipient’s presence and presentation at the Conference. A revised, article-length version of the paper will be published in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, subject to peer review.