CFP: [Bibliography] New Scholars Program: Bibliographical Society of America

full name / name of organization: 
John Buchtel
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The Bibliographical Society of America each year invites three scholars in
the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their
current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a
panel at the annual meeting of the Society, which takes place in New York
City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of
scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to
include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication,
distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as
material objects (print or manuscript). Papers of New Scholars are
published in the December issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical
Society of America as part of the proceedings of the annual meeting.

Junior (i.e., untenured) faculty and graduate students at the dissertation
level are eligible, as are professional librarians, members of the book
trade, and book collectors who are at the beginning of their careers.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, an abstract of not more
than 250 words, and a curriculum vitae. Graduate students should also
submit a letter of recommendation from their dissertation director. For
submissions to be considered for the following January, materials should be
received by July 31. Please address and send applications (preferably via
email) to:

New Scholars Program
Bibliographical Society of America
P.O. Box 1537
Lenox Hill Station
New York, NY 10021

New Scholars selected for the panel receive a subvention of $600 toward the
cost of attendance at the annual meeting and a complimentary one-year
membership in the Bibliographical Society of America. For further
information on the Society, see Inquiries
regarding the program may be directed to John A. Buchtel, Chair, New
Scholars Program, at

-John Buchtel
Chair, New Scholars Program
The Bibliographical Society of America

--* * * * * * * * * * * *John A. Buchtel, Ph.D.Head, Special Collections Research CenterLauinger Library, Georgetown University37th and N Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20057Voice: (202) 687-7475; Fax: (202) From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List more information at on Thu Jul 17 2008 - 15:58:58 EDT