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Embellished

Embellished - Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2022 Monday 28 to Tuesday 29 November 2022

Embellished

Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2022 - Monday 28 to Tuesday 29 November 2022

Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ)

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is pleased to announce that the annual conference for 2022 will be held at the State Library of New South Wales from Monday 28 to Tuesday 29 November.

The program will explore the concept of embellishment in all its forms, be that the embellishing of the physical object, the presentation of that object to the public or the truth that surrounds the object or its creator.

Call For Papers closes Friday 1 July 

Enquiries: BSANZ22@sl.nsw.gov.au

 


About

Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) promotes research in physical and textual bibliography and the history of the written word. It was founded in Melbourne in February 1969 following discussions among bibliographers working in both countries.

The research interests of members span all studies that form part of or are related to physical bibliography, including the history of printing, publishing, bookselling, typefounding, papermaking, bookbinding; palaeography and codicology; and textual bibliography.

Visit the BSANZ website to learn more about the Society, its members, publications, membership options, and more.

2022 Conference Organising Committee

  • Chair: Maggie Patton, Manager, Research & Discovery, State Library of NSW
  • Dr Rachel Franks, Coordinator, Scholarship, State Library of NSW
  • Rebekah Ward, PhD Candidate and Sessional Academic, Western Sydney University
  • Sarah Morley, Curator, research & Discovery, State Library of NSW
  • Simon Farley, Vice-President BSANZ, Fryer Librarian, The University of Queensland
  • Rachel Paige, Special Collections Librarian at University of Newcastle Library

With thanks to our supporters

State Library of NSW — venue, event support and website development

Wallace Kirsop Conference Bursary — Wallace Kirsop, one of Australia’s most eminent bibliographers and historians, was a founding member of BSANZ in 1969 and has been a distinguished member ever since, including in roles on its Executive Committee. This award is named in his honour.  Bursaries may cover travel costs and/or the waiving of the registration fee. Application details available here.


Registration

This conference will be a hybrid event — onsite and streamed online. Registrations are now open.

All onsite tickets to the conference include: 

  • full access to the lecture program at the Library
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for each full day
  • a 10% discount at the Library Shop and cafe.

 

Full 2-day registration (onsite)

Register for the Full conference
General admission - A$180.00
Unwaged and Library Friends - A$100.00

Day One only (onsite)

Register for Day one
General admission - A$90.00
Unwaged and Library Friends - A$50.00

Day Two only (onsite)

Register for Day Two

General admission - A$90.00
Unwaged and Library Friends - A$50.00

Online access

Register for online access
Online only both days - A$25.00

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 29 November at Mordeo Bistro & Bar, 1/126 Phillip St, Sydney,  just a short walk from the State Library of New South Wales.

Register for the Conference Dinner 

 

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Program

Call for papers

From glorious embossing that can make a text’s cover easily identifiable, through to crafting a story around an author’s reputation, the art of embellishing books can have beautiful, thought-provoking and scandalous results. Some embellishments, on book bindings and on maps for example, are obvious while other efforts to embellish are more subtle. Often the art of embellishment is about financial gain: but who embellishes, and why, can change across societies and over time. The committee encourages papers that explore the concept of embellishment in all its forms, be that the embellishing of the physical object, the presentation of that object to the public or the truth that surrounds the object or its creator.

Broad topic areas include:

  • Book production and bindings
  • Reputations of authors, texts, and publishers
  • Book design and typography
  • Exhibition and display of books
  • How owners and borrowers add to books including bookplates, marginalia, and grangerisation
  • Digitisation and digital curation of books
  • The storage, conservation, and preservation of books
  • Advertising and promotional campaigns of books
  • Editing and paratextual elements of books
  • Artists’ books, mass paperbacks and fine editions.

Each paper is 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

We also welcome panel submissions. The format for panels is three 20-minute papers on a particular theme, plus time for discussion.

Please provide a paper title, abstract (200–250 words), your name, institution (if applicable), contact details and your time zone. A biographical note (up to 100 words) is also required.

For panels, please provide a panel title as well as individual paper titles, abstracts and biographical details.

Please send your abstracts or inquiries to to the attention of Dr Rachel Franks, by Friday 1 July 2022.

All applicants will receive advice on their submission by Friday 22 July 2022.

 

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Rare Book Librarian’s Day

Our annual Rare Book Librarian’s Day will be held on Wednesday 30 November from 9 am to 1 pm.

More information coming soon.

 

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Plan your visit

Getting here

By public transport

The closest train stations are Martin Place (200 metres) and St James (450 metres). Ferries arrive into Circular Quay which is only a short walk away. The Sydney Explorer bus stops outside the Library on Macquarie Street.

By car

The nearest parking station is Sydney Hospital, located on Hospital Road.

If you have a Mobility Parking sticker, you can use the parking spaces at Shakespeare Place, on the corner of Macquarie Street and the Cahill Expressway.  

Plan your trip at transportnsw.info

Accommodation and getting around Sydney

Visit www.sydney.com for details on accommdation and things to do in Sydney.

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