The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held for a virtual, global audience online only with the New Scholars Program starting at 12pm Eastern. All those traveling to New York are warmly invited to attend our in-person reception at Convene, 530 Fifth Avenue. Separate registration and proof of vaccination, in accordance with our host venue’s policy, will be required to attend.
Members: We need YOU! to participate in our virtual Council election. Find the announcement about this year's slate of nominees here.
The 2022 New Scholars – 12pm Eastern
Sponsored by Les Enluminures
with additional support from George Ong and an anonymous donor
The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts. This includes manuscript, print, and digital media, from clay and stone to laptops and iPads.
Join us at 12 noon for the New Scholars’ papers, which will also be posted in advance to YouTube. The 20222 New Scholars are:
- Christopher Adams, University of London – Malkin New Scholar
‘Could you make it rather more of a He and She picture?’: The Queer Dust-Jacket and Postwar British Fiction
- Eve Houghton, Yale University – Pantzer New Scholar
‘I am always sorry to antagonize collectors’: Henrietta Bartlett and the 1916 Census of Shakespeare Quartos
- Liza Mardoyan, UCLA – BSA New Scholar
Decorative Bird Initials in the Medieval Armenian Manuscript Culture
Read the New Scholars abstracts here.
The 2022 Annual Meeting Keynote Lecture
1:30pm Eastern, Keynote lecture by Dr. Elizaveta Strakhov: What Makes Bibliography Critical? A Medievalist’s Response
What makes bibliography critical for a Western manuscripts scholar? Medievalists have, after all, enshrined bibliography to the point of developing the specialized subdisciplines of paleography and codicology. How does a Western medievalist breathe new life into bibliography, that bread-and-butter of their scholarly pursuits? This talk offers a case study of two manuscripts of bilingual Anglo-French poet Charles d’Orléans’ work: not the two collections notoriously supervised by him, but two later fifteenth-century, largely neglected manuscripts of his work, one made for European humanist circles and the other circulating with English Tudor royal audiences. These collections’ scribal layout, textual organization, and codicological arrangement can help us glean contemporary attitudes regarding authorship and authorial collaboration; the distinction between authors and translators; bilingualism and multilingualism; and the relationship between the agency of the compiler and the exigencies of material and textual form. In the process, these manuscripts further problematize our sense of the scope of early humanism and its relationship to fifteenth-century England; the reading tastes of Tudor circles; and our understanding of late medieval England’s relationship to Europe.
The 2022 Annual Meeting – 2:45pm Eastern
Quarto Sponsors of the Annual Meeting
Austin Abbey Rare Books • Kate Mitas, Bookseller • Musinsky Rare Books, Inc. • Northeast Document Conservation Center • Rabelais, Inc. • Rare Book School • Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio • Royal Books • Richard C. Ramer, Old & Rare Books • Seminario Interdisciplinario de Bibliología • The Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography • The University of Chicago Press, Journals Division • University of Minnesota Press