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Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC)



Monday, May 30, 2016 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016


See pages 46-47 in the Congress Guide

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About the conference

The Bibliographical Society of Canada / la Société bibliographique du Canada is a bilingual organization that has as its goal the scholarly study of the history, description, and transmission of texts in all media and formats, with a primary emphasis on Canada. This year, our conference – “Gatherings” – will focus on communities of print and the book in Canada and beyond. 

In 2016, the BSC-SbC invites scholars to consider the printed word, the book, and texts on the micro-scale of the community. 


Featured speakers

Our conference will feature two keynote speakers. 

Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA), will speak on Monday, May 30, 2016. His talk is presented in conjunction with the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies and other associations. 

Ted Bishop (University of Alberta) will give a closing keynote address on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Bishop's most recent work, The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder, and Our Relationship with the Written Word (2014), has been acclaimed for its appeal to both scholars and the general public, and was recently nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award.


Only those people who are registered for Congress 2016 and have added the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC, #238) to their Congress registration may attend this conference. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.

About the association

For more information about membership or this conference, please contact the association directly at the contacts listed below.

  • Program Chair: Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, University of Virginia
  • Local Arrangement Coordinator: Annie Murray, University of Calgary
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