News & Announcements

July 3, 2024
A Message to PBSA Readers from Jesse R. Erickson
A special message to BSA members and PBSA readers from Jesse R. Erickson, marking the conclusion of his term as Co-Editor of the journal. + Full story

Jesse R. Erickson by Daniel Shea

July 3, 2024
Jonathan Senchyne Appointed Associate Editor of PBSA
We are delighted to share with you the happy news that Jonathan Senchyne has been named PBSA Associate Editor and began work with the journal on 1 July. + Full story
June 26, 2024
The 2025 Justin G. Schiller Prize is Open for Submissions
Learn more about the Schiller Prize: submission deadline, eligibility, and more. + Full story
June 15, 2024
Apply for the 2025 New Scholars Program!
The submission portal for the 2025 New Scholars Program opens on June 15, 2024! Applications and letters of recommendation are due 10 September 2024. + Full story
June 1, 2024
The June Issue of PBSA: Special Issue on Queer Bibliography
The June issue of PBSA is here! + Full story
May 13, 2024
Hello, world! The new is here.
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, a significant leap forward in the organization’s digital presence. + Full story
Polaroid photograph of Earth from space.

First Earth Rise, Apollo 8, 1968. New York Public Library Digital Collections.

April 30, 2024
Apply for Events Funding by July 24, 2024
BSA events present the study of material texts to our community, bringing people and ideas together. If you have an event in mind, you can submit a proposal for your event to be funded by BSA and also request modest administrative support. Proposals for events scheduled between June and September of 2024 are due July 24, 2024. + Full story
April 11, 2024
Call for PBSA Associate Editor
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) seeks a new Associate Editor to join the editorial team for The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA). The Associate Editor will work closely with Editor Sarah Werner—along with the Managing Editor, Reviews Editor, and University of Chicago Press—in all aspects of producing the quarterly journal that is the flagship publication of BSA. + Full story
April 11, 2024
Thank You to Jesse R. Erickson
As BSA looks to name an Associate Editor to collaborate with Sarah Werner on future issues, I want to take this moment to thank Jesse for his service and to recognize his transformative leadership of a major part of our organization’s identity. + Full story
April 1, 2024
BSA Members: Discounted Library Access for Print & Digital Resources
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March 28, 2024
The 2023 BSA Annual Report
The Council & Officers are so proud of the Society’s first-ever Annual Report. + Full story
March 11, 2024
The March 2024 Issue of PBSA
The March 2024 issue of PBSA is here! Find out what’s inside or login to read the journal online. + Full story
January 27, 2024
The 2024 Fellowship Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2024 Fellowship Award Winners! This year, as always, the Society will support the research of individuals from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, working across the allied bookish professions. + Full story
Detail of a pen in De omni rerum fossilium, 1565. Folger Digital Image 6742.

Conrad Gessner. De omni rerum fossilium genere, gemmis, lapidibus, metallis, et huvivmodi, libri aliquotm plerique nunc primum editi. Zurich, 1565 (Detail).

January 27, 2024
Congratulations to the 2024 Mitchell Prize Winner, Dr. Kelly Plante
Congratulations to Kelly Plante for her award-winning dissertation, Death Writing: Gender and Necropolitics in the Atlantic World (1660–1840) (Wayne State University, 2023). An honorable mention was given to Dr. Hazel Wilkinson, or her work ‘The Complete Spectator: A Bibliographical History’. + Full story
Photograph of Dr. Kelly Plante, winner of the 2024 Mitchell Prize.

Dr. Kelly Plante, winner of the 2024 Mitchell Prize.

January 27, 2024
Congratulations to the 2024 New Scholars!
Announcing the 2024 New Scholars. + Full story
December 6, 2023
Announcing the Slate for the Upcoming Election of the Council
The Nominating Committee is proud to present the Slate of Officers and members of the Council Class of 2027. + Full story
October 5, 2023
Call for PBSA Managing and Reviews Editors
The Editors of The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA) are seeking two people to work with the journal in the roles of and . Visit the linked descriptions to review the required and preferred skills for each role. + Full story
August 11, 2023
Volunteer on a BSA Committee
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June 8, 2023
Call for Nominations for Officers and the Council Class of 2027
The Bibliographical Society of America seeks seven new Officers and Council Members who will be elected at our Annual Meeting on 26 January 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to BSA’s many initiatives, and we welcome new voices and perspectives. + Full story
March 31, 2023
Call for Small Grant Proposals: Create Video Content for BSA & BibSite
To make bibliographical studies more accessible to the next generation of bibliographers, the Bibliographical Society of America’s (BSA) hosting and discovery project welcomes funding proposals for the creation of short instructional videos demonstrating bibliographical analysis in action and/or the techniques and skills necessary for the study of varied material texts. + Full story
March 29, 2023
Announcing the Dorothy Porter Wesley Fellowship and New Scholar Award!
Announcing the Dorothy Porter Wesley New Scholar and Fellowship Awards! + Full story
February 7, 2023
Endowing the Dorothy Porter Wesley Fellowship
The Council is proud to announce that Lisa Unger Baskin has made a promised gift of $42,500, half of the total amount required, to endow the Dorothy Porter Wesley Fellowship in perpetuity. + Full story
January 6, 2023
Announcing the 2022 St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize Winners
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) is thrilled to announce the winners of the St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize, an annual academic book prize honoring scholarship in the bibliography of American history and literature. + Full story
December 19, 2022
The  (BSA) and the  (ABAA) are proud to announce a new collaborative project: . + Full story
July 11, 2022
Council Heard You & Changed the BSA Membership Year
At the May meeting of the Council, members voted unanimously in favor of a revision to our bylaws changing our membership year from the current, January through December year, to a new, October through September. + Full story