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Congratulations the 2022 Fellows & the Justin G. Schiller Prize Winner

The 2022 Justin G. Schiller Prize: Winner & Honorable Mention

The 2022 Justin G. Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work on Pre-20th-Century Children’s Books is awarded to Hannah Field, a professor at the University of Sussex for Playing with the Book: Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader published by University of Minnesota Press in 2019.  This is a sophisticated study, playfully intersecting between the history of the book, visual culture, cultural history, literary history, and art history into one narrative forcefully making the case for movable books as profound cultural artifacts not just because of the way that they are put together but how they interact with child readers.  Field’s study essentially stretches the history of the book and crosses the divide between books and ephemera, children’s books, and toys, verbal/visual and tactile.

The Schiller Prize Committee also awarded an honorable mention to Shawna McDermott, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and now a visiting professor at the University of St. Andrews for her 2020 dissertation Visualizing the Future: Childhood, Race, and Imperialism in Children’s Magazines, 1873-1939.”  Her dissertation studied the portrayal of race in the periodicals Our Young Folks, Wide Awake, Babyland, John Martin’s Book, and The Brownies’ Book.  Ms. McDermott did wonderful work on unearthing the message and historical underpinnings of The Brownie’s Book as the main source of countering messages to those of white supremacy made by the  other titles.  It is an ambitious dissertation that engages readers across the fields of children’s literature, childhood studies, African American studies, visual culture and the history of science.

2022 Fellowship Winners

Maria Beliaeva Solomon, University of Maryland, “Recovering the Revue des colonies (1834-1842): the first French periodical for and by people of color”, BSA Short Term Fellowship

Laura Helton, University of Delaware, “Black Lyric Bibliography: Catherine Latimer’s Poetry and Songs Index”, BSA Short Term Fellowship

Renske Hoff, Utrecht University, “Between making and using: the performativity and functionality of Dutch ‘hybrid books’ around the turn of the sixteenth century”, BSA Short Term Fellowship

Vaibhav Singh, University of Reading, “Lithography in nineteenth century Marathi printing and publishing”, BSA Short Term Fellowship

Saeko Suzuki, University of British Columbia, “The Representation of a Woman in Woodblock-Print Illustrated Books: A Political Device in Mid-Nineteenth Century Japan”, The BSA Peck-Stacpoole Fellowship for Early Career Collections Professionals

Krystle Trevisan, Anna Scala, & Marco Palma, various institutions, “Incunabula in Malta”, The BSA Peck-Stacpoole Fellowship for Early Career Collections Professionals

Tom Hillard, Boise State University, “Sally Sayward Wood: A Bibliographical Study and Critical Edition”, The BSA-ASECS Fellowship for Bibliographical Studies in the Eighteenth Century

Rose Byfleet, University of London (Birkbeck College), “‘Libri profumati’: Caterina Sforza and the origin of perfume at the Medici fonderia”, The BSA-Pine Tree Foundation Fellowship in Culinary Bibliography

Matilde Malaspina, University of Copenhagen, “Escritos de mano, de muy mala letra’: A study of the rough copy of Hernando Colón’s Libro de los Epítomes“, The BSA-Pine Tree Foundation Fellowship in Hispanic Bibliography

Sarah Heying, University of Mississippi, “Jewelle Gomez’s Speculative Archive of Queer Afro-Indigenous Vampire Mythology”, The BSA-St. Louis Mercantile Library Fellowship

Charles Johanningsmeier, University of Nebraska at Omaha, “American Literature Goes Global: Tauchnitz’s ‘Collection of British and American Authors'”, The Caxton Club Fellowship for Midwestern Bibliographers

Roberto Chauca Tapia, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), “A River of Names”, The Charles J. Tanenbaum Fellowship in Cartographical Bibliography

Sara Johnson, University of California San Diego, “Moreau de Saint-Méry: A Slaveholding Bibliophile”, The Dorothy Porter Wesley Fellowship

Lindsey Eckert, Florida State University, “Odious! in boards’: Byron, John Murray, and Binding Poetry”, The Katharine Pantzer Junior Fellowship in the British Book Trades

Emily Floyd, University College London, “Jesuits, Saints, and Regional Exchange: Eighteenth-Century Printing in Quito”, The Reese Fellowship for American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas