Call for Nominations: 2023 Marie Tremaine Medal

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 applications: 2023 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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2023 BSC Fellowships – Call for applications

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) invites applications for the Marie Tremaine Fellowship and Bernard Amtmann Fellowship. 

Deadline for application: December 12, 2022

The Marie 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 amount of the Fellowship is $2,000.00. The recipient of the Marie Tremaine Fellowship also receives a free one-year membership in the society.

The Bernard Amtmann Fellowship is offered in memory of Bernard Amtmann (1907-1979), the noted bookseller and specialist in Canadiana. The Fellowship was instituted in 1992 and is offered to support the work of a scholar engaged in one of Bernard Amtmann’s principal areas of interest: Canadiana, book collecting, bookselling and bibliography. Special consideration is given to applications from those working on some aspect of the book trade. The Fellowship, which is in the amount of $1,500, is also open to non-Canadians and to those who are not members of the Society.

For further details and to download an application form please see the Fellowship & Awards page of the BSC website.

BSC 2022 Conference – preliminary Program available

The Conference Committee is pleased to present the preliminary program for the 2022 BSC Conference “At the Threshold: Looking Forward, Looking Back.” The program also will soon be available online on the Congress website. 

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Bulletin 96: Call for Submissions

For its upcoming issue, the Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) invites the submission of stories or news items of interest to bibliographers and book historians. Potential topics include past or upcoming events (exhibitions, book fairs, etc.), ongoing projects, upcoming publications. Submissions are welcome from both members and non-members of the BSC.

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Graduate Student Merit Award winner for 2022

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. 

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Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2022

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Julia Galmiche-Essue has been awarded the Emerging Scholar Prize for 2022.  She is a doctoral student in the Department of French Studies and the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture at the University of Toronto.  The awards committee was impressed by her strong academic record, which includes numerous presentations and publications in the area of literature produced by writers of the Franco-African Diaspora. Her current research focuses on writing and publishing by contemporary Afro-Quebecers.

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Call for Papers: “At the Threshold: Looking Forward, Looking Back” — Bibliographical and Book Studies in Canada

The call for papers for The Bibliographical and Book Studies in Canada Annual Conference has been extended to February 28, 2022.

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