London Rare Books School

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Summer Program
June 20, 2016 to July 1, 2016
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, British History / Studies, Library and Information Science, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Literature

Applications are now invited for London Rare Books School (LRBS), from 20 – 24 June 2016 and 27 June – 1 July 2016.

The application form is available from the Institute of English Studies website. Courses are £600 (£500 for full-time students), and a £50 deposit is requested upon application.

Early bird special: Two courses for £1000 (until 15 April 2016)

A limited number of full and partial bursaries (funded by SHARP, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association and the Bibliographical Society) are available. Placements are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and courses are restricted to a maximum of twelve students. Courses may be taken for academic credit toward a postgraduate diploma in the History of the Book, or as part of the Institute’s MA/MRes in the History of the Book.

The courses are taught by internationally renowned scholars, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, Senate House Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Wellcome Library, and many more.

WEEK ONE: 20 – 24 June 2016

The Book in the Ancient World
The Book in Early Modern England
Children’s Books
Collections, Collectors, and Collecting
A History of Maps and Mapping
An Introduction to Bibliography
The Material History of the English Novel
The Medieval Book

WEEK TWO: 27 June – 1 July 2016

The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book
Communicating with the Public in WWII: The Ministry of Information, 1939-1946
European Bookbinding, 1450-1820
The History of Book Illustration
The Modern Rare Book Trade
Provenance in Books: An Introduction

Contact Info: 

Institute of English Studies
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7862 8679

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