We are pleased to announce three public Rare Book School lectures this fall:
- At 6:00 p.m. on Monday, 17 October at the Grolier Club in New York City, Elizabeth McHenry (Associate Professor of English, New York University) will speak on “Making Negro Literature: Rethinking Literature’s Workspaces and the Margins of Print Culture.” This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
- At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 October at East City Bookshop in Washington, D.C., RBS Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. will speak on “The Other Hamilton: Sir William Hamilton and the Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Collecting.”
Applications are now being accepted via myRBS for Rare Book School’s winter session in Cambridge, MA, 8–13 January 2017:
- Book Production and Social Practice in Early Modern Europe and America, taught by Ann Blair and David D. Hall at the Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Calls for Proposals and Participants for sessions at the Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference (12–15 October 2017 in Philadelphia) are now available at http://rarebookschool.org/bibliography-conference-2017/. Conference session formats include paper sessions, roundtables, short presentations, and working groups. Proposals are due by 25 October.September 12, 2016 by RBS
We are now accepting applications for the 2016 scholarship cycle. Applications are open for all RBS-awarded scholarships (for both first-time and returning RBS students) and for the RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowship Program. For general queries about scholarships or fellowships, see the FAQs page. Participation in the scholarship/fellowship program implies acceptance of the scholarship Terms and Conditions.September 1, 2016 by RBS
We are honored to announce that Rare Book School has received a $1 million gift from philanthropist Jay T. Last. This donation, the single largest in the School’s history, is to be used over the next four years to “strengthen the School for the future,” as Mr. Last wrote in a letter accompanying the gift.
The funds from Mr. Last’s benefaction will be used to improve and expand Rare Book School programs, and to increase the School’s visibility, sustainability, and impact over the long term. “After carefully studying our organization, Jay has chosen to make a philanthropic investment in the future success of RBS’s educational mission,” […]Posted June 3, 2016 by RBS
The staff at Rare Book School are thrilled to announce the exciting 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 May 26, 2016 by RBS
- May 6, 2016 by RBS
We are pleased to announce the 2016–17 cohort of RBS-UVA Fellows:
- DeVan Ard – Ph.D. student, Department of English
- Thomas Berenato – Ph.D. student, Department of English
- Evan Cheney – Ph.D. student, Department of English
- Ashleigh Elser – Ph.D. student, Department of Religious Studies
- Mary Gilbert – Ph.D. student, Department of Classics
- Samantha Wallace – Ph.D. student, Department of English
- Chloe Wells – Ph.D. student, McIntire Department of Art
Rare Book School has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a four-day international conference, “Bibliography Among the Disciplines.” To be held in Philadelphia from 12 to 15 October 2017, the meeting will focus on developing object-oriented methods, skills, and collaborative projects across disciplinary fields, time periods, regions, and languages. The project will culminate in 2019 with a volume of essays contributed by conference participants. […]Posted April 18, 2016 by RBS
Please note an important schedule change for the 10–15 July Rare Book School session in Charlottesville: course B-75, American Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1800–1900, taught by Todd Pattison, will now be offered in place of course B-10, Introduction to the History of Bookbinding. The session of course B-10 scheduled for 24–29 July will be held as anticipated.March 21, 2016 by RBS
On Thursday, 17 March, you are invited to join Rare Book School for two lectures:
At noon, Professor Tom Mole, Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh, will speak on “Scattered Odes in Shattered Books: Romantic Poems in Victorian Anthologies.” This talk will be held in Rare Book School’s Tanenbaum Seminar Room (118 Alderman Library). More information.March 8, 2016 by RBS
We are delighted to share some exciting news about three members of the Rare Book School faculty:
Consuelo Dutschke was awarded the Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies by the Medieval Academy of America’s Committee on Centers and Regional Associations. The award recognizes Dutschke’s “leadership in the creation and development of the project known as Digital Scriptorium (DS), which she began in 1997 and which she has ‘patiently and tenaciously’ developed, organized and promoted to the present.”March 1, 2016 by RBS
Applications for summer 2016 courses are now being accepted via our online application system, myRBS. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, submit your application(s) for summer courses by 29 February.February 24, 2016 by RBS
The Rare Book School Board of Directors held their annual meeting on Saturday, 30 January in New York City. This meeting marked the completion of the term of Alice Schreyer as Chair of the Board of Directors, and the Board approved the election of John Crichton as its new Chair, with Giovanni Favretti as Vice-Chair, Beppy Landrum Owen as Secretary, and Joan Friedman as Treasurer.
John Crichton has been proprietor of The Brick Row Book Shop in San Francisco since 1983. John majored in journalism at the University of Kansas and began his career as a bookseller at Serendipity Books in Berkeley in 1980. […]Posted February 10, 2016 by RBS
Applications for the 2016–17 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 29 February is encouraged as courses fill quickly).
Significant dates for the fellowship application process:
3 February 2016: Information Reception (11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; 118 Alderman Library)Posted February 1, 2016 by RBS
4 February 2016: Information Reception (4–6 p.m.; […]
RBS is pleased to announce that the selection process for the IMLS-RBS Fellowships for Early-Career Librarians is now complete: a second cohort of twenty IMLS-RBS Fellows has been chosen. This fellowship will allow young professionals to attend an RBS course and to increase their professional involvement at the national level through participation in the conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the ALA. The aim of the program is to help fellows acquire skills relevant to professional work in special collections and build important professional networks. […]Posted January 19, 2016 by RBS
Rare Book School Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. will deliver the address at the Bibliographical Society of America’s Annual Meeting, to be held on Friday, 29 January 2016 at the Cosmopolitan Club (122 East 66th Street, New York City). Michael’s address is titled “Hard Cases: Confronting Bibliographical Difficulty in Eighteenth-Century Texts.” The meeting begins at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. A reception will follow.January 12, 2016 by RBS
Applications for summer 2016 courses are now being accepted via our online application system, myRBS.
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 summer courses by 29 February.January 6, 2016 by RBS
Rare Book School is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 Scholarship Committee awards, as well as the winners of the Buice Scholarships for returning RBS students. Congratulations!
Recipients of the IMLS-RBS Fellowships will be announced in January. […]Posted December 16, 2015 by RBS
Two public lectures will be held at Harvard University in conjunction with the RBS session there in early December:
- Ellis Tinios will lecture on “Hokusai’s Books: Art and Commerce in Nineteenth-Century Japan” on Monday, 7 December at 6 p.m. in the Common Room of the Harvard-Yenching Library.
- Christopher Hunter will deliver the 104th annual George Parker Winship Lecture, “Inventing Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography,” on Tuesday, 8 December at 5:30 p.m. in the Lamont Library Forum.
Receptions will follow both lectures. […]Posted November 18, 2015 by RBS