October Opportunities

This post will be expanded as new opportunities are found. First published Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Latest revision Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

Sources: Bibliographic Society of America newsletter, Penn Workshop in the History of Material Texts listserv, Twitter.


  • University of Washington Libraries Special Collections exhibit: In-person exhibit in UW Special Collections, “Invisible Cities: The Prints of Giovanni Battisti Piranesi and the Art of the Built Environment.” On display through March 18, 2023.
  • Grolier Club Aubrey Beardsley online exhibit: The Grolier Club’s current exhibit “Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young” includes an online component.
  • RBMS 2023 Collaboration Sessions: Opportunity to discuss potential panel ideas and connect with other attendees interested in submitting proposals for the Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Conference in 2023. October 19, 2022, 11a Pacific (1p Central); October 26, 2022, 1p Pacific (3p Central).
  • Workshop in the History of Material Texts: Event series from the University of Pennsylvania’s Material Texts program, available in hybrid format. Elly Truitt (Penn), “Why Are Clocks?” Monday, October 24, 2022 at 2:15p Pacific (5:15p Eastern).
  • Coffee with a Codex: “Human Anatomy” show and tell event from University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies with Curator Dot Porter. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 9a Pacific (12p Eastern).
  • Digital Humanities Online Workshop: “Concepts of Digital Humanities” with Christopher Ohge and Caio Mello at the Digital Humanities Research Hub, School of Advanced Study, University of London. 7:30a Pacific (3:30-5p London time), October 27, 2022.
  • Center for Book Arts online workshop: Online course, “Handcarved Blockprints on Fabric and Paper: More Ideas and Techniques” with Elaine G. Chu on Saturday, October 29, 2022, 12p Pacific (3-5p Eastern). Registration deadline: October 22, 2022.
  • Workshop in the History of Material Texts: Jamal Elias (Penn), “Writing Commentaries on Non-Existent Texts: The Mystery of Ismail Ankaravi’s Commentary on the 7th Volume of Rumi’s Masnavi,” 2:15p Pacific (5:15p Eastern), October 31, 2022.
  • Center for Book Arts online workshop: “Book Ornamentation: Theory and Practice” with Mirko Velimirovic. Fridays, November 4-18, 2022, 3-5p Eastern. Registration deadline: October 27, 2022.

Calls for Proposals

  • ASECS Annual Meeting Roundtable CFP: Benjamin Pauley (Eastern Connecticut State University) is seeking panel participants for a roundtable on “Technologies of Bibliography and Book History” for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting. Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2022.

Funding & Awards

  • APHA Awards 2022: Call for nominations for the American Printing History Association Individual Laureate and Institutional Awards. Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
  • BSA Event Funding: Application open for event funding from the Bibliographic Society of America for events happening December 2022-June 2023. Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022.
  • Rare Book School Scholarships: Multiple scholarships for attending Rare Book School; single application process. Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
  • SHARP Book History Book Prize: Call for nominations of books in or related to the field of book history, in English and copyrighted in 2022 for award from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2023.
  • RBS-Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography: Rare Book School fellowship program, 2023-2025 Junior Fellows Program cohort applications are open. Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2022.
  • Antiquarian Book Seminars Diverse Voices Fellowship: Fellowship for individuals interested in learning about selling use and rare books and who have found themselves isolated in or distanced from the bookselling trade by reason of race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and/or income. Deadline: November 6, 2022.