Rare Book School
provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.
Oct 152017Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
Presented by: Rare Book School and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Philadelphia, PA • Times vary
312017James Rivington: Transatlantic Bookseller, Entrepreneur, and Bankrupt
Lecturer: Christine Ferdinand
UVA Special Collections • 5:30 p.m.
252017Gatherings of Pages: Saving Federal Scientific Data
Lecturer: Laurie Allen
Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania • 6:00 p.m.
We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Rare Book School scholarship and fellowship cycle.
Applications are open for all RBS-awarded scholarships (for both first-time and returning RBS students), for the RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowship Program, and for the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. Among the many scholarship opportunities available, RBS is delighted to announce that we will award up to 24 NEH-GBHI Scholarships this year. For general queries about scholarships or fellowships, see the FAQs page. Participation in the scholarship/fellowship program implies acceptance of the scholarship and fellowship Terms and Conditions. […]Posted 20 days ago by RBS
This weekend we received the sad news that former Rare Book School staff and faculty member David Ferris died at his home in Cambridge, MA on 18 August. David was involved with Rare Book School beginning in 1986, serving as joint assistant director in 1990 and 1991 and as Associate Director from 1993 through 1996. He co-taught “Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography” with Terry Belanger during seven RBS summers. David served as Curator of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts at the Harvard Law School Library from 1991 until 2011.
Our sincere condolences to David’s family and colleagues. […]Posted 22 days ago by RBS