Friday, July 17, 2009



The Bibliographical Society of America each year invites three scholars
in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on
their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as
members of a panel at the annual meeting of the Society, which takes
place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks
to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of
bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with
the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception,
transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print
or manuscript). Papers of New Scholars are published in the December
issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America as part of
the proceedings of the annual meeting.

Junior (i.e., untenured) faculty and graduate students at the
dissertation level are eligible, as are professional librarians, members
of the book trade, and book collectors who are at the beginning of their
careers. Candidates should submit a letter of application, an abstract
of not more than 250 words, and a curriculum vitae. Graduate students
should also submit a letter of recommendation from their dissertation
director. For submissions to be considered for the following January,
materials should be received by July 31. Please address and send
applications (preferably via email) to:

New Scholars Program
Bibliographical Society of America
P.O. Box 1537
Lenox Hill Station
New York, NY 10021

New Scholars selected for the panel receive a subvention of $600 toward
the cost of attendance at the annual meeting and a complimentary
one-year membership in the Bibliographical Society of America. For
further information on the Society, see
Inquiries regarding the program may be directed to John Buchtel at


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