News

Death of Anthony Hobson

It is with great regret that the Society announces the death of Dr Anthony Hobson. Dr Hobson (born 1921) was a former President of the Society (1977-1979) and was awarded the Society's Gold Medal in 1992. He passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 12 July.

Chapbooks Working Group

The Working Group held a one-day Workshop at Senate House, London, on 26 February 2014 to prepare a draft Chapbooks Action Plan, for wider discussion.

Fellowship & Bursary Awards Announced

The list of fellowships and bursaries awards has now been posted on the Society's website. Projects awarded funding for 2013-2014 range from work on women's print history to an exploration of authorial colophons in late medieval manuscripts.

The complete list of awards can be found here.

Call for Papers: Seminar on Textual Bibliography for Modern Foreign Languages

Monday, 2 June 2014 in the Conference Centre, the British Library

Fellowships & Bursaries Deadline Extended

The application deadline for the Society's fellowships and bursaries has been extended to midnight 16 January 2014. Application forms and guidelines can be found here.

English Book Owners in the Seventeenth Century

A new version of David Pearson's annotated list of English book owners in the seventeenth century has been added to the Society's electronic publications (January 2015).

Download available at English book owners in the seventeenth century.

Lecture programme 2013–2014

The Society's lecture programme for the 2013–2014 season has been published.

See Lectures 2013-2014

Bibliographical Society Petition Key in Preventing Senate House Sale: A Statement from the President

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Bibliographical Society is delighted that the University of London has announced that it is abandoning the proposed sale of four of its Shakespeare Folios. I would like to thank everyone involved in the campaign to raise awareness of the sale, and all those who signed the online petition.

Society Opposes Proposed Sale of University of London Shakespeare Folios

Senate House Library, University of London, is proposing to sell copies of the Library’s first four Shakespeare folios. These folios form a critical part of the collection left to the University of London by Sir Louis Sterling in 1956, on condition that they remain permanently in the University Library.   

The Bibliographical Society is firmly against the proposed sale.

Call for Papers: Community Libraries: Conntecting Readers in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850

A new AHRC-funded international research network on Community Libraries aims to establish a dynamic, interdisciplinary research forum to investigate the role of libraries in shaping communities in the long eighteenth century. Developed by Dr Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool) together with partners at Loyola University Chicago, the Newberry Library, and Dr Williams's Library (London), the Network will explain the emergence of libraries in the 'public sphere' between 1650 and 1850.

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