Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand Conference

Registration is now open for this year’s Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand conference Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book, to be held in Hobart, Tasmania, 22-24 November 2017. A provisional list of speakers is below.

http://www.bsanz.org/conferences

The BSANZ members rate is available until 30 October; general registrations will remain open until 6 November.

Keynote speaker

  • Professor Rodney M Thomson, University of Tasmania. Topic to be confirmed

Panelists

  • Keith Adkins, Theophilus Anglicanus and the fear of Tractarianism in Van Diemen’s Land
  • Eric Anderson, Cheap books, bad books
  • Samir de Angelo, The book object: the book used as a response to missionary authority by the Amerindians of the northwest Amazon
  • Rachael Bell, Staking a claim: New Zealand’s Official Histories of the Second World War
  • Sally Bloomfield, The long reach of a little bushranger book: Michael Howe, the Last and Worst of the Bush Rangers of Van Diemen’s Land
  • Helen Bones, The ARCHivER project and the rise and fall of the Tasman writing world
  • Dennis Bryans, English Monotype: providing services to the Empire and beyond
  • Damian Cairns, For Church and College
  • Liz Conor, Peripheral vision: recurring colonial imagery of Aboriginal Australians as framing devices
  • Joanna Cruickshank, ‘The constant demand for sermons’: print sermons and religious networks in Australia, 1788-1888
  • Gillian Dooley, Matthew Flinders, Sir Joseph Banks and Robert Brown: the Library at Soho Square
  • Veronique Duche, Treasured possessions in Australian Rare Books collections
  • Penny Edmonds, ‘The British Government is now awaking’: frontier violence, Aboriginal protection, and Backhouse’s early colonial distribution of the 1837 Report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Aboriginal Tribes
  • Mary Jane Edwards, Transnational connections: the Moodies, the Stricklands, and their Canadian, English, and South African publications
  • Simon Farley, Notes from Empire’s end: the diary of a Turkish soldier
  • Elizabeth Freeman, Thirteenth-century English Cistercian nunneries and their cartularies
  • Clare Gleeson, Owner bound volumes: a musical transmitter of culture
  • Jocelyn Hargrave, ‘Errors therein marked on the margin’: John Degotardi’s The Art of Printing and editorial practice in nineteenth-century Australia
  • Mark Houlahan, The Shakespearean Quarterly 1922-1924
  • Sandra Hudd, Writing for the folks back home: colonial missionary story-telling
  • Annaliese Jacobs, The silence of Wellington Channel: contested archives and the search for HMS Erebus and Terror, 1850-1851
  • Donald Kerr, ‘The charms that a savage life holds’: Sir George Grey’s frontier experiences
  • Wallace Kirsop, Providing printed matter for multicultural Australia in the nineteenth century
  • Amanda Laugesen, Dictionaries in the Australian colonies: a history
  • Cecilia Leong-Salobir, Cookbooks and the printing press in Britain and colonial Asia
  • Robin Macdonald, ‘Bound in leather, rather than parchment, to last longer’: nuns as discerning readers in seventeenth-century Quebec
  • Alicia Marchant, Boundaries and books: St Albans, Wales and the transmission of knowledge
  • Ruth Mollison, Converting flora and fauna into books: scientific collecting in colonial Tasmania
  • Kevin Molloy & Katie Flack, The Waifs and Strays of Sea Life: Melbourne printer Michael T Gason and the Voyage of the Tudor, 1857
  • Kathryn Parsons, That bright little New Zealand annual The Huia
  • Georgia Prince, Florence Nightingale and Sir George Grey: colleagues of empire
  • Sarah Randles, ‘Many a treasure more’: Robert Bedford and the Kyancutta Magna Carta
  • Sydney Shep, Personal geographies and global networks: William Colenso and the Victorian Republic of Letters
  • Merete Colding Smith, Australia and New Zealand in nineteenth-century British children’s books
  • Jane Stafford, Mrs Muter and the construction of the lady traveller
  • Rodney Swan, Matisse’s Jazz: the enigma of his text
  • Nicki Tarulevicz, Learning to fear: textual encounters with food safety in Singapore
  • Evija Trofimova, The twilight zone of Soviet books
  • Hayley Webster, Circulating scientific literature: the development of the Museum Victoria library collection