Call for Papers: BSANZ Conference 2017 (Hobart, 22-24 November)

Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Bookautas001144581410_v2

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

22-24 November 2017

Empires of all kinds – commercial, geo-political, bureaucratic – are defined by their peripheries as well as their centres, by the flows of information that maintain or destabilise their structures of authority and control.

BSANZ, in collaboration with the Society for the History of Authorship Reading and Publishing (SHARP), invites scholars and researchers to consider the printed word, the book, and texts of all kinds, as both mechanism and matter of transmission.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any matters of bibliographical interest, traditional and contemporary. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial empires: the book as a commodity in colonial contexts
  • Across boundaries: print networks across geo-political, commercial or bureaucratic borders
  • The trans-temporal: the afterlife of books and re-imagining of ideas
  • Indigenous cultures, frontier encounters, and the presence or absence of print
  • The stuff of legend: the role of print in constructing colonial and imperial consciousness
  • The book as treasured possession: emotion, ownership and display

Proposals for three-person panel discussions are also welcome.

Some financial assistance towards travel costs may be available for postgraduate students who are presenting papers. Please enquire when submitting your proposal, and include a brief budget outlining your anticipated travel costs.

Proposals – including, a 250-word abstract title of paper, name and institutional affiliation of each author, a brief biography of each author, email address of each author, and 3-5 keywords – should be sent to the convenor, Ian Morrison ian.morrison@education.tas.gov.au.

Presenters must be members of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 March 2017.

Image: detail from Captain Austin’s Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, W L Crowther Library, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

Latest Issue of Script & Print — Vol. 40 No. 2 (2016)

sp-40_2Contents:

  • Ashok Malhotra — Advertising Colonial Romance and Imperial Masculinity: The Promotion of Philip Meadows Taylor’s Novels in Britain
  • B. J. McMullin — Further Reflections on Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press
  • Review — Hocken: Prince of Collectors (Paul Brunton)

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Latest Issue of Script & Print — Vol. 40 No. 1 (2016)

SP_40-1-2016Contents:

  • Chris Elmore — Describing Nineteenth-Century Papers
  • Michael Cop — Compositions for a King: Little Gidding’s Use of Henry Garthwait’s Monotessaron
  • B. J. McMullin — Cowper’s Complete Poetical Works, 183 (Russell, 166)
  • Patrick Spedding — A Postscript on Thomas Gardner’s Printing
  • Review — Believe me, I am: Selected Letters of Frederic Warde 1921–1939; Giambattista Bodoni: His Life and His World (Dennis Bryans)

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Latest Issue of Script & Print — Vol. 39 No. 4 (2015)

Cover 39-4Contents:

  • John Arnold and James Doig — William Nicholas Willis, Père, Fils and Family and the Anglo-Eastern Publishing Company
  • Rosi Crane — Creating Parker & Haswell’s A Textbook of Zoology (1897)
  • B. J. McMullin — Gatherings and Signatures in Conflict

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Script & Print Vol. 39 No. 3 (2015) coming soon

sp39_3Contents:

  • Chris Vening — Harry Dashboard and Fisher’s Ghost
  • Jocelyn Hargrave — Joseph Moxon: A Re-Fashioned Appraisal
  • John Arnold — Worthwhile Rarities?: The Fiction of Eric Partridge
  • B. J. McMullin — Bibliographical Note: An Eighteenmo in Thirty-Six

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Registration open for European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) annual conference

Those involved in scholarly editing might be interested to know that online registration is now open for the ESTS annual conference at:

http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/ESTS

“Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting”

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester England 19-21 November 2015.

The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001 to stage a major collective investigation into the state and future of scholarly editing. The focus is the needs of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute papers are invited on topics such as:

* Are users’ needs changing?
* How does edition design shape use?
* Stability in print and digital
* Where are we in the study of mise en page?
* Facsimiles and scholarly editions
* Collaborative and social editing
* Editorial specialization in the digital age
* APIs and mashups versus anticipation
* The logic of annotation
* Is zero the best price point for editions?
* Readers versus users
* Can we assume a general reader’?
* Indexing and annotation versus search
* Editors, publishers and Open Access
* Is technology changing editing?
* Digital editions or digital archives?
* Are editions ever obsolete?
* Scholarly editions versus popular editions
* Any other topic related to the use or users of
scholarly editions

Plenary Speakers include:

Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan)
John Jowett (Shakespeare Institute)
Christina Lee (University of Nottingham)
Francisco Rico (Independent Scholar)
H. T. M. van Vliet (Independent Scholar)
David Greetham (City University of New York)
Tim William Machan (Notre Dame University)
Gary Taylor (Florida State University)
Elaine Treharne (Stanford University)
Andrew Prescott (Glasgow University)

Hands-on workshops will be given on setting movable type, letterpress printing, and getting started with XML.

All details at http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/ESTS

David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship and Merewether Scholarship

The State Library of NSW is now taking applications, for the:

David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship

For the research and writing of Australian history using the Mitchell Library

https://forms.sl.nsw.gov.au/david-scott-mitchell-fellowship

 

and the:

 

Merewether Scholarship

For the research and writing of 19th century NSW history using the Mitchell Library

https://forms.sl.nsw.gov.au/merewether-scholarship

 

Both awards offer $12,000 as well as a research room and behind-the-scenes access to Library staff. Applications close 29 June 2015.

A summary of the Library’s suite of Fellowship opportunities is available to view at the Library’s website.

Script & Print Vol. 39 No. 2 (2015) coming soon

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Contents:

  • Patrick Spedding — Thomas Gardner’s Ornament Stock: A Checklist
  • B. J. McMullin — “A Nightmare,” “Very Complicated”: Towards a Bibliographical Description of Pierre Bizot’s Histoire métallique de la République de Hollande, 1688, 1690

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