Bibliographical Society of Canada

Association #238
Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC)
Conference dates: 
Monday, May 31, 2021 to Tuesday, June 1, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add BSC #238 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

On May 31st and June 1st, 2021 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 University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. 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.

The Bibliographical Society of Canada is a bilingual (English/French) 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, and the fulfillment of this goal through the following objectives:

1. To promote the study and practice of bibliography: enumerative, historical, descriptive, analytical, and textual.

2. To further the study, research, and publication of book history and print culture.

3. To publish bibliographies and studies of book history and print culture.

4. To encourage the publication of bibliographies, critical editions, and studies of book history and print culture.

5. To promote the appropriate preservation and conservation of manuscript, archival, and published materials in various formats.

6. To encourage the utilization and analysis of relevant manuscript and archival sources as a foundation of bibliographical scholarship and book history.

7. To promote the interdisciplinary nature of bibliography, and to foster relationships with other relevant organizations nationally and internationally.

8. To conduct the Society without purpose of financial gain for its members, and to ensure that any profits or other accretions to the Society shall be used in promoting its goal and objectives.

Bibliographical studies Book history and print culture Textual scholarship Publishing Readerships Authorship
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 11, 2021
Program Chairs: 

Chris Young, University of Toronto Mississauga

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Linda Quirk, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.