CFP Book: Re-imagined and Re-born (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Book: Re-imagined and Re-born, The Bibliographic Society of Canada, 29 -30 May 2023, York University, York, Canada. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

On 29 -30 May 2023, Canada’s bibliographical and book studies community will gather for the Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences for the first in-person conference since 2019. The third decade of the twenty-first century has ushered in unprecedented and challenging events. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Black Lives Matters movement, alongside escalating climate emergencies, have brought home the urgent need for collective action in support of racial and climate justice. Against this backdrop, the conference theme invites you to explore and reflect critically on the past, present, and future of the book.

Organizers invite submissions that pertain, but are not limited, to:

  • Revisions in bibliography and book history as reflections of decoloniality, anti-racism, and social justice
  • Traditions, innovations, and responses to societal challenges in the practice of bibliography, book history, and special collections curation
  • Books and print media as vehicles for inclusion, participation, and belonging
  • Material and digital cultures of the book in relation to climate change, sustainability, and post-industrial technology-driven society
  • Book creation, production, consumption, and collecting in personal, social, and institutional contexts
  • Human interactions with books and print media and their diversity
  • Partnering and collaboration beyond the book: galleries, libraries, archives and museums in partnership with custodians of aural, visual and other forms of knowledge
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