Annual Meetings

2015 Annual Meeting

The 2015 annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society took place on Friday, 23 January, 2015, at the Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, New York City. The meeting began at 4:00 P.M. and concluded with:

“The Medium is the Message: Printing the Classics, from Hand Press to the Computer Age”

by Craig Kallendorf

Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Texas A & M University and the author of Vergil and the Myth of Venice: Books and Readers in the Italian Renaissance

Before the meeting, between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M., papers from BSA’s New Scholars Program were given by:

Aaron T. Pratt (Pantzer New Scholar)

Yale University

“Cheap Print, Playbooks, and the Advent of English Literature”

Jeffrey Makala (Malkin New Scholar)

University of South Carolina

“Print on Demand: Stereotyping and Electrotyping in Nineteenth-Century America”

Huub van der Linden

University College Roosevelt, The Netherlands

“Printing Music in Early Eighteenth-Century Italy: Workshop Practices in the Silvani Firm in Bologna”

The Annual Meeting was generously sponsored by: the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, Bonhams, Brick Row Book Shop, James Cummins Bookseller, Franklin Gilliam Rare Books, Donald A. Heald Rare Books, Priscilla Juvelis, Inc., Kenneth Karmiole Bookseller, Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Musinsky Rare Books, B. & L. Rootenberg Rare Books, Tavistock Rare Books, William Reese Company, Michael R. Thompson Booksellers, www.viaLibri.net, John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, and Charles B. Wood III, Inc.

2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society was held on Friday, 24 January, 2014, at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York City. The meeting began at 4:00 P.M. and concluded with:

“Operating Systems of the Mind: The Bibliographical Description and Analysis of Born-Digital Texts”

by Matthew Kirschenbaum

Associate Professor of English, University of Maryland Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

Before the meeting, between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M., papers from BSA’s New Scholars Program were given by:

Claire M. Bourne (Pantzer New Scholar)

Virginia Commonwealth University

“Dramatic Pilcrows: Symbolic Type and the Making of English Literary Drama”

John J. Garcia (Malkin New Scholar)

University of California, Berkeley, Malkin New Scholar

“Nationalism and the Book Trade: Printed Lives in the Early United States”

L. Elizabeth Upper

Darwin College, University of Cambridge

“The Earliest Artifacts of Color Printmaking: Red Frisket Sheets, ca. 1490-1630”

The Annual Meeting was generously sponsored by: the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, Lorne Bair Rare Books, Bartleby’s Books, Bonhams, Brick Row Book Shop, James Cummins Bookseller, Joseph J. Felcone, Inc., Franklin Gilliam Rare Books, Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books, Priscilla Juvelis, Inc., Kenneth Karmiole Bookseller, Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Musinsky Rare Books, Oak Knoll Books, Richard C. Ramer, Old & Rare Books, William Reese Company, Rulon-Miller Books, St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, Garrett Scott, Bookseller, viaLibri.net, and John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller.

2013 Annual Meeting

The 2013 annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society was held on Friday, 25 January, 2013, at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York City. The meeting began at 4:00 P.M. and concluded with:

“The Uses of Print in the History of Science”

by Adrian Johns

Allan Grant Maclear Professor, Department of History Chair, Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science University of Chicago

Before the meeting, between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M., papers from BSA’s New Scholars Program were given by:

Simran Thadani (Pantzer New Scholar)

University of Pennsylvania

“For the Better Atteyning to Faire Writing: The First Printed Dispute Between English Penmen, London, 1591”

Nicole Gray (Malkin New Scholar)

University of Texas at Austin, Malkin New Scholar

“Walt Whitman’s Marginalia: Digitizing an Archive of Reading”

Dr. John T. McQuillen

The Morgan Library and Museum

“Fifteenth-Century Book Networks: Scribes, Illuminators, Binders, and the Introduction of Print”

The Annual Meeting was generously sponsored by: Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.; the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America; Atlas Systems; Bonhams; Bromer Booksellers; James Cummins Bookseller; Franklin Gilliam Rare Books; Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books; Donald A. Heald Rare Books; Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc; Kelmscott Bookshop; Mac Donnell Rare Books; Bruce McKittrick Rare Books; Musinsky Rare Books, Inc; Palinurus Antiquarian Books; Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books; William Reese Company; Rulon-Miller Books; St. Louis Mercantile Library Association; viaLibri.net; and Charles B. Wood III, Inc.

2012 Annual Meeting

The 2012 annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society was held on Friday, 27 January, 2012, at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York City. The meeting began at 4:00 P.M. and concluded with:

“Lights! Camera! Books! American Cinematic Use of Books in Scenery and Plot, 1900–1970”

by John Neal Hoover

Director, St. Louis Mercantile Library Association & President of BSA

Before the meeting, between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M., papers from BSA’s New Scholars Program were given by:

Steven Carl Smith

Dept. of History, University of Missouri

“Elements of Useful Knowledge: New York & the National Book Trade in the Early Republic”

Barbara Heritage

Dept. of English, University of Virginia

“Authors vs. Bookmakers: Jane Eyre in the Marketplace”

Juliette Atkinson

Dept. of English, University College London

“A Literary ‘Steam-Engine’: The Circulation of Dumas in Victorian England”

The BSA Annual Meeting reception was sponsored through the generosity of: Atlas Systems; Bonhams; Brick Row Book Shop; Christie’s; Columbia Books, James Cummins Bookseller, Inc; Anthony Garnett Fine Books; Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books; Bruce Mckittrick Rare Books; Oak Knoll Books; the Old Print Shop; the Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd; Sotheby’s; Susan Teller Gallery; Charles B. Wood III, Inc. Antiquarian Booksellers; and the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.