SEMINAR > "The History & Culture of the Tibetan Book" Course at Rare Book School, 22–27 July

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Rare Book School is pleased to debut “The History & Culture of the Tibetan Book,” 22–27 July, in Charlottesville, Virginia! 

Taught by Benjamin J. Nourse (University of Denver) and Kurtis R. Schaeffer (University of Virginia), the course will discuss what is meant by “the book” in Tibetan culture and how books (manuscript and print) fit into the larger material, religious, and intellectual cultures of Tibet. This engaging, hands-on course will work with the Tibetan Collection at the University of Virginia and includes a full-day trip to the Library of Congress. 

As with RBS’s other five-day, intensive courses on manuscript, print, and digital materials, "The History & Culture of the Tibetan Book" is an opportunity to hone your knowledge of book history and to meet and interact with fellow enthusiasts in your field as well as members of other related fields. 

The course is open to anyone with an interest in Tibetan studies, Tibetan and Tibetan Buddhist culture, and the history of the book in Asia. Tibetan language skills are not required. For more information about this course and RBS, visit 

To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, course applications should be submitted no later than 19 February. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit our website at for course details, instructions for applying, and evaluations by past students. Contact us at with questions. 

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We hope to see you at Rare Book School soon!   

With kindest regards,
The RBS Programs Team