• Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Courses

    Applications are now being accepted via myRBS for five Rare Book School courses offered this fall in Charlottesville, VA and New York City. […]

    Posted 9 days ago by RBS
  • RBS Announces 2017 Summer Lecture Schedule

    We are thrilled to announce the lineup for this summer’s lecture series at the University of Virginia. The lectures are free and open to the public. All talks will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library (unless otherwise noted). Lectures will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS suite on the first floor of Alderman Library (Alderman 118). […]

    Posted 1 month, 3 days ago by RBS
  • Announcing the 2017–18 RBS-UVA Fellows

    We are pleased to announce the 2017–18 cohort of RBS-UVA Fellows:

    • Ashley Boulden – Ph.D. student, McIntire Department of Art
    • Nouha Gammar – Ph.D. student, Department of French
    • Andrew Hill – Ph.D. student, Department of French
    • Samuel Lemley – Ph.D. student, Department of English
    • Julianne McCobin – Ph.D. student, Department of English
    • Anne Marie Thompson – Ph.D. student, Department of English
    • Natalie Thompson – Ph.D. student, Department of English
    • […]

    Posted 2 months, 23 days ago by RBS
  • RBS Mourns the Loss of Christopher Clarkson

    christopher-clarksonThis morning we received the very sad news that longtime Rare Book School faculty member Christopher Clarkson died last night in Oxford. A renowned consultant on the care of medieval manuscripts and bindings, Clarkson held conservation positions at the Library of Congress, the Walters Art Museum, and the Bodleian Library, and until recently was engaged in independent practice in Oxford. He was awarded the Royal Warrant Holders Association’s 2004 Plowden Medal in recognition of significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Arts London in 2012. […]

    Posted 2 months, 29 days ago by RBS
  • Spaces Still Available in Summer 2017 Courses

    It’s not too late to apply for a Rare Book School course this summer! Applications for all courses are being considered on a rolling basis until each has reached enrollment capacity. The following RBS courses still have space(s) available, as of 30 March: […]

    Posted 2 months, 30 days ago by RBS
  • RBS Mourns the Loss of Michael L. Turner

    We were saddened to hear of the death last week of Michael L. Turner, longtime Rare Book School friend and faculty member. Michael held various positions at the Bodleian Library throughout his long career at that institution, retiring as Head of Preservation Services. He was also Lecturer in the History of Printing at the University of Oxford, and served as the editor of Publishing History, a co-editor of The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume 5 (1695–1830), as an associate editor for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and as president of the Oxford Bibliographical Society. […]

    Posted 3 months, 8 days ago by RBS
  • Two Courses Added to Summer 2017 Schedule

    We are very pleased to announce two additional RBS summer courses, to be offered 16–21 July at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC:

    Please log in to your myRBS account or create a new account to begin the application process.

    Course applications are considered on a rolling basis until a course has reached enrollment capacity. […]

    Posted 4 months, 14 days ago by RBS
  • RBS-UVA Fellowship Applications Open

    Applications for the 2017–18 RBS-UVA Fellowships are now being accepted. Rare Book School invites students at the University of Virginia to apply for a fellowship designed to enhance research employing special collections, including written, printed, and digital materials. Please note that you will need to complete a standard RBS course application via our applications page (submission by 20 February is encouraged as courses fill quickly).

    Significant dates for the fellowship application process:

    8 February 2017: Information Reception (11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; 118 Alderman Library)
    9 February 2017: Information Reception (4–6 p.m.; […]

    Posted 4 months, 27 days ago by RBS
  • Apply Now for Spring and Summer 2017 Courses

    Applications for spring and summer 2017 courses are now being accepted via our online application system, myRBS.

    Please log in to your myRBS account or create a new account to begin the application process.

    Applications for Rare Book School courses are considered on a rolling basis until a course has reached enrollment capacity. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, submit your application(s) for spring and summer courses by 20 February.

    See the Course Application page for more details. […]

    Posted 5 months, 25 days ago by RBS
  • RBS Scholarship Awards Announced

    Rare Book School is pleased to announce the recipients of its Scholarship Committee awards, as well as the winners of the Buice Scholarships for returning RBS students and the RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowship. Congratulations! […]

    Posted 5 months, 26 days ago by RBS