New to the Society Archives

Society members may be interested in this blog post from the Institute of English Studies about two items--a presentational trowel owned by the Society's first president, and the minutes book from the Colophon Club--that are set to be transferred to the Society's archives in the Bodleian Library:

Bibliographical Society Council Nominations

According to the normal rules of rotation, four Council members are due to step down at the Annual General Meeting on 21 October 2014. Also at the AGM Christine Ferdinand will step down as President and will be succeeded by Henry Woudhuysen. Nominations for Council and a Vice-President will be considered at the 9 September Council meeting and should be submitted to the Hon.

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.