Friday 28 March 2014

Friday March 28th Update

Today is the day! Thanks to those of you who have registered ahead of time. Due to capacity constraints, registration for the visits to the Massey Print Shop and Thomas Fisher Library is now closed.

However, you are more than welcome to attend this evening's "Bookish Happy Hour" from 5:00-7:00 at The Duke of York Pub, located at 39 Prince Arthur Ave (near the St. George TTC station). You do not need to RSVP - our registration is under "Book History." Please join us!

You may still register to attend the colloquium tomorrow (March 29th) using our online registration form.

Please see the program for the most up-to-date information regarding tomorrow's events, and forward any questions to the organizing committee at

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Keynote Speaker Announced

We are pleased to announce that the keynote lecture for this year's colloquium will be delivered by Patricia Fleming.

"Now professor emeritus at the Faculty of Information, Patricia Fleming taught analytical and historical bibliography and book history in the master’s and doctoral programs and served as the first director of BHPC. Her research interests include all aspects of the material text and the circumstances of its production. She is the author of a series of bibliographies of early Canadian imprints and, most recently, project director, co-general editor, and volume editor of History of the Book in Canada / Histoire du livre et de l’imprimé au Canada published in three volumes in French and English in 2004, 2005, and 2007."

Professor Fleming will conclude the two-day colloquium with her talk, "Toronto and the Book: A Retrospect" on Saturday, March 29th.

Thursday 16 January 2014


To attend the colloquium, please register ahead of time by completing this online form. This will ensure you receive a name-tag, and help the colloquium organizers plan accordingly for the lunch and reception. Thank you!

Any questions regarding the upcoming events can be directed to the conference organizers at

A reminder that we will be accepting proposals for the graduate student panel until February 15th, 2014th - please see below!