Rare Book School Courses on Manuscript, Print, and Digital Materials This Summer

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Summer Program
United States
Subject Fields: 
Library and Information Science, World History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Historic Preservation, Humanities

“Rare Book School is an important—and well-placed—investment for anyone who is interested in the art and history of the book.” —2017 student

Expand your understanding of book history during a Rare Book School course this spring or summer. Our five-day, intensive courses on the history of manuscript, print, and digital materials will be offered at the University of Virginia, The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amherst College, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana University, Bloomington. 

Among our thirty-five courses, we are pleased to debut six new offerings:

– The History of Artists’ Books since 1950, taught by Tony White (of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
– A History of Native American Books & Indigenous Sovereignty, taught by Michael Kelly and Kiara M. Vigil (both of Amherst College)
– The History of the Book in Antebellum America, taught by James N. Green (of the Library Company of Philadelphia) and Michael Winship (of the University of Texas at Austin)
– The History & Culture of the Tibetan Book, taught by Benjamin J. Nourse (of the University of Denver) and Kurtis R. Schaeffer (of the University of Virginia)
– English Bookbindings, 1450–1850: Identification & Interpretation, taught by David Pearson (author of English Bookbinding Styles, etc.)
 Forgeries, Facsimiles & Sophisticated Copies, taught by Nick Wilding (of Georgia State University) 

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 www.rarebookschool.org for course details, instructions for applying, and evaluations by past students. Contact us at rbsprograms@virginia.edu with questions. 

We hope to see you at Rare Book School soon!

Contact Info: 

Laura Perrings, Program Manager for Rare Book School