Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Thirteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries.
The 2015 Book Conference coincides with the Vancouver Writer’s Festival. As the social worlds of the book are being evermore mediated by digital modes of production and distribution, how do we make sense of ‘The Event of the Book’? At a micro level, the event of the book is the experience of holding a material object. At the macro level, the event of the book is the experience of person-to-person events such as writers’ festivals. How might the digital re-energize—‘materialize’—the event of the book? How can the affordances of digital technologies re-configure how we understand the media and social practices of the event of the book at micro and macro levels?
The 2015 meeting will feature a special focus on this thought-provoking subject. We welcome open debate, discourse, and research from participants that center on this special topic, as well as any other themes or issues relevant to books, publishing, and libraries.
The Thirteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2015 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.