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Mon, Jan 23



Bibliography Week (23 - 26 Jan 2023)

BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK happens each year at the end of January when several national organizations devoted to book scholarship and the book arts.

Bibliography Week  (23 - 26 Jan 2023)
Bibliography Week  (23 - 26 Jan 2023)

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2023, 7:00 PM


About the Event

Bibliography Week:  23 - 26 January 2023

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) offers a blend of virtual, hybrid, and in-person events that are free and open to the public with registration. Consult the calendar for details! Most, but not all other events are free and open to the public, and some are accessible online.

Bibliography Week | About

Monday Jan 23, 2033:

12:00pm EST, Monday, January 23

Finding Your Focus: A Roundtable for Aspiring Book Collectors

Panel with past winners of the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize.

Tuesday Jan 24, 2023:

1:00pm EST, Tuesday, January 24

Speaking Texts: Recordings, Preservation, Accessibility, and Indigeneity

This panel brings together scholars who will explore bibliographical analysis of oral culture, textual transcription, and capture and preservation of recorded sound from a variety of perspectives and help us to think through how we might do a bibliography of sound and oral culture.

5:30pm EST, Tuesday, January 24

BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Disabled, and Spanish-speaking Bibliographers: Bibliography Week Meet-Up

Hosted by Vice President Megan Peiser, PBSA Editor Jesse Erickson, Council member María Fernàndez, and BSA member Kate Ozment, this event provides an opportunity to connect BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Disabled, and Spanish-speaking bibliographers.

Wednesday Jan 25:

2:30–3:30pm EST, Wednesday, January 25

Freedom and the Press before Freedom of the Press: Tools, Data, and Methods for Researching Secret Printing

A panel of Carnegie Mellon scientists and scholars – Christopher N. Warren, Max G'Sell, and Grolier Club member Samuel Lemley – will present the Grolier Club Bibliography Week lecture. At the heart of this talk is the recognition that the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment developed out of a long and complex tradition of press controls and licensing in Europe and the colonies, and that this amendment's framers understood a lesson sometimes under-appreciated by scholars: that press controls had long pushed certain kinds of printing

5:30pm EST, Wednesday, January 25

Materialities of Contemporary Latin American Publishing

This panel examines how actors associated with publishing have reimagined books as material objects in contemporary Latin America. While often situated on the periphery of global publishing markets, the region is a center of innovation where a range of projects—independent, state-funded, radically anti-capitalist, or a mixture of these—have proposed alternative ways of making, reading, and circulating books. Reception follows. Livestream the presentation at – no registration required.

Friday 27 Jan 2023:

2:00–5:15pm EST, Friday, January 27

The 2023 BSA Annual Meeting and New Scholars Program

Attend the Society's Annual meeting with a keynote lecture, "Toward a Bibliography of Birchbark Books" by Dr. Kelly Wisecup. The 2023 New Scholars Program begins at 2pm Eastern.


The New Scholars Program & Annual Meeting will be live-streamed on the BSA YouTube Channel. Registration is not required for virtual attendance; registrants will receive an email with access instructions on Friday morning.

Register to attend virtually:

Or simply tun in to our YouTube channel starting at 2pm on Friday:

The BSA traditionally holds its annual meeting on the Friday of Bibliography Week. Future dates for Bibliography Week are:

January 22–27, 2024 

January 20–25, 2025

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