Hello and welcome to the landing page for Book History & Print Culture’s 2016 Colloquium at Massey College.

The Colloquium will be held on March 5th, 2016 in Massey College’s beautiful Upper Library. Along with what we anticipate will be an excellent line-up of speakers and scholars, the colloquium will also include lunch and an evening wine and cheese. As ever, the colloquium is free to attend.

The colloquium’s 2016 theme is Reinforcement to Resistance: Books as Cultural Agents & (De)Colonial Agents.

The colloquium will have two keynote speakers!

Dr. Pamela Klassen.

Professor Klassen is teaching BKS2000 this year: Mediascapes: Texts, Land, Stories. She will speak about her current book project, The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary’s Journey on Indian Land.


Dr. Barton Scott

Professor Scott is the author of Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule (University of Chicago Press, 2016). In the spring, will be teaching a course called “Fetish, Totem, Idol: Theorizing Material Religion,” as well as beginning preliminary work on a new book about “print liberalism” in colonial India. Stay tuned for the topic of Professor Scott’s paper!

See our Call for Papers for more information. The deadline for proposals is December 11th, 2015.