BSC-SbC Annual General Meeting

During these extraordinary times, we are not able to come together for our normal Annual General Meeting. For the work of the BSC-SbC to continue a number of annual tasks must be undertaken.  To carry out these tasks we will hold a virtual AGM via Zoom on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (EST).  We deeply value the input and insights of our members and urge you to join us.

Please register here via EventBrite before June 22, 2020.  Registrants will be provided with the Zoom link for the meeting and agenda a few days prior to the meeting.   

— Karen Smith
President, The Bibliographical Society of Canada/la Société bibliographique du Canada (BSC-SbC) 

Announcement of Greta Golick Award for the Study of Book Culture

The Bibliographical Society of Canada/la Société bibliographique du Canada (BSC-SbC) is pleased to announce the inauguration of an award to 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 has been augmented by generous donations in Dr. Golick’s memory.

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2019 issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is now available online

Purple cover of Vol 57 (2019): Special Issue: LGBTQ+ Print Culture: Overviews and Perspectives
Cover of Vol 57 (2019): Special Issue: LGBTQ+ Print Culture: Overviews and Perspectives

We are very pleased to announce that volume 57 of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is now available online. BSC members will receive printed copies of the journal later this summer. This special issue is dedicated to LGBTQ+ print culture in Canada and beyond and is guest-edited by Rebecka Taves Sheffield and Nicholas Giguère. As the guest editors reflect in their introduction to the special issue, “[a]lthough these studies cannot possibly represent the totality of LGBTQ+ print culture in Canada, they illustrate the diversity and complexity of LGBTQ+ histories and should serve as catalysts for further study.” The BSC is proud to support scholarship on Canada’s vibrant LGBTQ+ communities and their engagement with textual culture, books, and print.

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Annual BSC-SbC Conference Cancelled

The BSC-SbC Council has voted to cancel the 2020 Bibliographical and Book Studies in Canada Conference after consulting with our prospective presenters and assessing the many difficulties and stresses of mounting a virtual conference. We do not want to add to the many demands on our members at this difficult time. Meanwhile, we will explore options for running a virtual Annual General Meeting.

May you all find solace in a good book or two, stay well and take care of yourselves and your families.

Karen Smith, President
Bibliographical Society of Canada / La Société bibliographique du Canada

2020 Bernard Amtmann Fellowship Awarded

The members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Geoffrey Robert Little has been selected as the recipient of the Bernard Amtmann Fellowship for 2020 for his project, “What Did John Buchan Read?”

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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”

Congratulating the BSC-SbC’s Congress Graduate Merit Award Nominee 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Marcelle Kosman, a doctoral candidate in the department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, has been nominated for the BSC-SbC’s inaugural Congress Graduate Merit Award. Her paper, “Taking Out the Trash: The Ethics of Recovering White Feminist Fiction,” will be presented at the BSC’s annual conference in June 2020. Continue reading “Congratulating the BSC-SbC’s Congress Graduate Merit Award Nominee 2020”

2020 Marie Tremaine Fellowship Awarded

The members of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Susan R. Fisher has been awarded the Tremaine Fellowship for 2020 for her project, “The Children’s Books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press: A Bibliographic History.”

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Call for Papers: The Power of Books in Bridging Divides

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Bibliographical and Book Studies in Canada

On June 1st and 2nd, 2020 bibliographical and book studies researchers will gather for the Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Western University in London, Ontario. We encourage multidisciplinary engagement on the power of books in bridging social, ethnic, political, economic, and epistemological divides more broadly, while forming fresh visions for bibliographical and book studies.

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Call for Nominations: Tremaine Medal 2020

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.

Deadline: December 13, 2019.

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