2023 Bernard Amtmann Fellowship Awarded

The members of the Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Manuel Medrano has been awarded the Bernard Amtmann Fellowship for 2023 for his project, “Book History beyond the Page: An Andean Khipu in the McGill University Library.”

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2023 Marie Tremaine Fellowship Awarded

The members of the Fellowships Committee are very pleased to announce that Sarah Pelletier has been awarded the Marie Tremaine Fellowship for 2023 for her project, “’Neither boy nor man’: Transnational Dimensions of Gender(ing), Race, and Labour in the Nineteenth-Century North American Typographical Trade and Press, 1850-1914.”

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Graduate Student Merit Award Winner for 2023

The Bibliographic Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Rachel Burlock has been nominated for the BSC-SbC’s Congress Graduate Student Merit Award. Rachel is a doctoral student at the University of Alberta in the department of English and Film Studies. The awards Committee was impressed with Rachel’s research, which was foregrounded in community history book from a rural settlement in Manitoba.

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Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2023

The Bibliographic Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Megan Butchart has been awarded the Emerging Scholar Prize for 2023. Megan is a recent Master of Arts graduate in English from the University of Alberta.  The Awards Committee was particularly impressed with her multi-layered research project that focused on the southern literary magazine South Today (1936-1945), which paid particular attention to readership. The committee felt this approach brought an important and dynamic dimension to their analysis of the anti-racism activism undertaken by the magazine’s editors within and beyond its pages.

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Documenting Social Movement: Bibliography, Archives, and Protest

Documenting Social Movement: Bibliography, Archives, and Protest
March 6, 2023
10am PT/1 pm ET/ 6pm BST

Despite working under precarious and hostile circumstances, oppressed groups have produced an enduring archive of records and media that document their struggles. Preserving and accessing these materials poses various challenges. When collected at all, surviving documents are scattered across multiple collections of personal papers or organizational records in one or more repositories. To address this and other concerns, community-based institutions have been founded, with explicit mandates to collect such materials. Posters, pamphlets, and other protest ephemera have also increasingly been sought by academic libraries. Join us for a presentation by representatives from collecting institutions in Canada, England, and the United States of America who will discuss the history, status, and vitality of their social movement collections. Pre-recorded talks by representatives from three institutions will be followed by a live, moderated discussion.

This presentation is sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society (UK), the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Bibliographical Society of Canada and will be presented in English, with captions in both English and French. Presentations will be broadcast on YouTube Premier, but registration is required to attend the discussion.

Please find the registration page here.

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Call for book reviews for volume 60 (2023) of Papers/Cahiers

We are seeking book reviews for volume 60 (2023) of Papers/Cahiers. Book reviewing with us is an opportunity to get familiar with the latest scholarly works in the multidisciplinary areas of book studies, and to get your name out there. Book reviews should be between 750 and 1000 words in length. 

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