Books and Ideas / Ideas and Books, 30 May to 2 June 2015

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Bibliographical Society of Canada / Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
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The Bibliographical Society of Canada/La Société bibliographique du Canada and ACCUTE invite proposals on the theme of "Capital Ideas" for the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, to be held at the University of Ottawa, Ontario from 30 May to 2 June 2015. In particular, proposals are invited on the following topics:

• Books and Ideas: Studies of copyright, censorship, cultural policy, etc.;
• Circulating Ideas: Studies of print and/or digital publishing
• Investigations into triumphs and challenges for authors, publishers, booksellers, readers, librarians, scholars, etc.;
• Studies in the creation, production, and/or reception of print materials for multiple contexts and readerships;
• Print, Image, Ideas: Studies of graphic works, artists' books, multimedia books, etc.;
• New ideas in book history: Examinations of the challenges for book historians, editors, and textual scholars posed by specific literary or non-literary texts (especially Canadian);
• Book history and the national capital region

Proposals for papers outside of this theme—but which address any aspect of bibliography, book history, or print culture—are also welcome.

To propose a paper, please send a 300-500 word proposal, without personal identifying marks; a 100-word abstract and a 50-word biographical statement; and the 2015 Proposal Submissions Information Sheet (a Word file available on the ACCUTE website as separate PDF documents to Professor Ruth Panofsky,, by 1 November 2014.

For more information about the BSC, ACCUTE, and the conference, see