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

 

Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book

Call for Papers: The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc (BSANZ) Annual Conference 2017
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
22-24 November 2017

Empires of all kinds – commercial, geo-political, bureaucratic – are defined by their peripheries as well as their centres, by the flows of information that maintain or destabilise their structures of authority and control.

BSANZ, in collaboration with SHARP, the Society for the History of Authorship Reading and Publishing, invites scholars and researchers to consider the printed word, the book, and texts of all kinds, as both mechanism and matter of transmission.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any matters of bibliographical interest, traditional and contemporary. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial empires: the book as a commodity in colonial contexts
  • Across boundaries: print networks across geo-political, commercial or bureaucratic borders
  • The trans-temporal: the afterlife of books and re-imagining of ideas
  • Indigenous cultures, frontier encounters, and the presence or absence of print
  • The stuff of legend: the role of print in constructing colonial and imperial consciousness
  • The book as treasured possession: emotion, ownership and display

Proposals for three-person panel discussions are also welcome.

Some financial assistance towards travel costs may be available for postgraduate students who are presenting papers. Please enquire when submitting your proposal, and include a brief budget outlining your anticipated travel costs.

Proposals – including, a 250-word abstract title of paper, name and institutional affiliation of each author, a brief biography of each author, email address of each author, and 3-5 keywords – should be sent to the convenor, Ian Morrison ian.morrison@education.tas.gov.au.

Presenters must be members of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand. The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 March 2017.