Gatherings: Communities of Print and the Book

Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Calgary

May 30-31, 2016



Monday, 30 May 2016


8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome and Registration
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Tracing Readership, Authorship and Publishing at the Local and National Levels

Panel Chair: Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, Rare Book School
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cultivating Research on Urban Print Communities

Panel Chair: Kristine Smitka, University of Alberta
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library - 520C/D

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Catered Lunch and Annual General Meeting
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Pre-Round Table Coffee Break
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Working in the University of Calgary’s Canadian Literary Archives

Interdisciplinary Round Table sponsored by BSC-SbC and CASBC-ACÉHL
Panel Organizers: Carole Gerson, Simon Fraser University; Annie Murray, University of Calgary
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 520C/D


I. The Literary Archive: Research Perspectives
II. Digital and Pedagogical Perspectives on the Literary Archive

Financial support for this session was provided by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Eros and the Phantasms of hereos: The Diseases of Love in Early Modern Culture

Massimo Ciavolella, Franklin D. Murphy Chair in Italian Renaissance Studies and Director of the UCLA Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

Location
: Science Theatres, 140

Interdisciplinary event co-sponsored by the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, the Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture, the Bibliographical Society of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Medievalists

Financial support for this session was provided by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

5:30pm - 7:00pm

President’s Reception


Tuesday 31 May 2016


8:30 am – 10:00 am

Gathering Histories: The Ethics of Bibliographical and Archival Research

Panel Chair: Svetlana Kochkina, McGill University
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 550A

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am

People of the Book: The Use of Print Culture by Religious Communities

Interdisciplinary Joint Panel sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of Canada and the Canadian Historical Association
Panel Chair and Organizer: Stuart Barnard, University of Calgary

Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 550A

Financial support for this session was provided by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Transatlantic Print and Publishing Networks

Panel Chair: Nancy Earle, Memorial University
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 550A

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Readers, Movers, and Shakers in the Canadian Field of Literature

Panel Chair: TBA
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library, 550A

5:00– 6:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Parchment, Pixels, and Identity: the Place of Ink in the Digital Age
Ted Bishop, University of Alberta

Introduced by: Linda Quirk, University of Alberta
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library – Gallery Hall

Professor Bishop is a two-time Governor General’s Literary Awards nominee, most recently for his book The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder, and our Relationship with the Written Word (2014).

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Closing Reception at Aquila Books

Reception hosted at the antiquarian bookstore, Aquila Books, by the proprietor, Cameron Treleaven, and the BSC.

Address: 826, 16th Avenue NW, Calgary.

Transportation from the University of Calgary campus to Aquila Books will be arranged by shared taxi.