Bibliography Week 2022: Guide to Events, Virtual & In-person

Courtesy of the Bibliographical Society of America

From January 25–29, several organizations in New York City will celebrate Bibliography Week. With many virtual (and free!) options, bibliophiles can join in whether they are in town or not, so check out the lineup below.

The Bibliographical Society of America
The BSA is hosting an impressive range of events, which include:

    •    Zoom panel on “Materialities of Tibetan Buddhist Texts” with Rebecca Bloom, PhD Candidate in Buddhist Studies, University of Michigan; Benjamin Nourse, Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Denver; and Sangseraima Ujeed, Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhism, University of Michigan. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
    •    Zoom Q&A / “Meet the Editors of PBSA” with Dr. Sarah Werner and Dr. Jesse Erickson. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
    •    In-Person Tour at the Center for Book Arts. Thursday, Jan. 27 at 11-12 p.m. EST.
    •    Zoom panel on “Bound Images: Maps and Books” with Carla Lois, Professor of Geography, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Jordana Dym, Professor of History, Skidmore College; and Stephanie Stillo, Curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection and Aramont Library, Library of Congress. Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2-3 p.m. EST.
    •    Zoom BSA New Scholars Program / Presentation of Papers with Christopher Adams, University of London – Malkin New Scholar; Eve Houghton, Yale University – Pantzer New Scholar, and Liza Mardoyan, UCLA – BSA New Scholar. Friday, Jan. 28 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
    •    Zoom BSA Keynote Address by Dr. Elizaveta Strakhov: "What Makes Bibliography Critical? A Medievalist’s Response." Friday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. EST.
    •    Zoom BSA Annual Meeting. Friday, Jan. 28 at 2:45 p.m. EST. (All those traveling to New York are warmly invited to attend an in-person reception at Convene, 530 Fifth Avenue. Separate registration and proof of vaccination, in accordance with the host venue’s policy, will be required to attend.)

Be sure to check the BSA/Bib Week website for full descriptions and to register for any event.

The New York Academy of Medicine Library
NYAM’s Library will be hosting a lecture at its usual time slot, Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. EST. The lecture will be virtual, and we will be welcoming Andrew Curran of Wesleyan University, who will be speaking about the Bordeaux Academy of Sciences and the Great Race Contest of 1741. More information about the lecture can be found at the event registration page.

The American Printing History Association
The APHA Board of Trustees invites you to join (via Zoom) the 2022 Annual Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. EST. The Annual Meeting will have guest talks by the recipients of the 2022 APHA Awards: Dr. Edward Petko and Brad Freeman (Joint Individual Laureates); and Women’s Studio Workshop (Institutional Award).

ABAA Bibliography Week Showcase
An annual, mini antiquarian book fair occurs during Bibliography Week. It is virtual this year, running continuously from noon EST on Wednesday, Jan. 26, until 7:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 27.

The Grolier Club
There are two current exhibitions at the Grolier Club, The Daniel Press: Pioneer of the English Private Press Movement and Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects from the Collection of Glen S. Miranker. They are open to the public (in-person), but visitors must register in advance and show proof of vaccination upon arrival.

Related virtual events include a Bibliography Week conversation between Glen S. Miranker, whose Sherlock Holmes collection is on view, and our very own featured columnist, Nicholas Basbanes (who, incidentally, profiled Glen in our current issue). This event is live online at 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 25; registration required.

The following day at 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST, William S. Peterson will give the annual Bibliography Week lecture, on a topic related to the Daniel Press; registration required.