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2015 Course Schedule

In 2015, Rare Book School will offer courses at the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington (May); the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (June–July); the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia in Philadelphia (July); and the Library of Congress in Washington (July). Fall 2015 courses will be announced shortly.

Applications are now being accepted for spring and summer 2014 courses. See the Application & Admissions page for details of the application process. For information on this year's tuition, as well as other related costs, please visit the Program Costs page. For general information about RBS, consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

N.B. Please note that RBS course dates now include the Sunday preceding each five-day course. Students should make their travel plans to enable their attendance at the Sunday evening registration.

A PDF version of the 2015 course schedule is available for download here.

Spring 2015

10–15 May in Bloomington, IN

L-45 Reference Sources for Researching Printed AmericanaNew Course Joel Silver

Summer 2015

7–12 June in Charlottesville, VA

I-20 Book Illustration Processes to 1900 Terry Belanger
C-30 Developing Collections: Donors, Libraries & Booksellers Tom Congalton, Johan Kugelberg & Katherine Reagan
L-25 Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books Joel Silver
G-70 Advanced Seminar in Critical Bibliography Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
G-55 Scholarly Editing: Principles & Practice David Vander Meulen

14–19 June in Charlottesville, VA

H-60 The History of European & American Papermaking Timothy Barrett & John Bidwell
H-10 The History of the Book, 200–2000 John Buchtel & Mark Dimunation
M-10 Introduction to Paleography, 800–1500 Consuelo Dutschke
T-60 The History of 19th- & 20th-Century Typography & Printing John Kristensen & Katherine McCanless Ruffin
L-100 Digital Approaches to Bibliography & Book HistoryNew Course Benjamin F. Pauley & Carl G. Stahmer
G-20 Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis David Whitesell

5–10 July in Charlottesville, VA

I-10 The History of Printed Book Illustration in the West Erin C. Blake
B-75 American Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1800–1900 Todd Pattison
L-70 XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts David Seaman
B-50 Advanced Seminar in the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen
G-45 Analytical Bibliography Stephen Tabor

5–10 July in Philadelphia, PA

H-70 The History of the Book in America, c.1700–1830 James N. Green
M-95 The Medieval Manuscript in the Twenty-First Century Will Noel & Dot Porter
H-105 The Bible and Histories of ReadingNew Course Peter Stallybrass

19–24 July in Charlottesville, VA

H-85 The History of the Book in China Soren Edgren
H-40 The Printed Book in the West since 1800 Eric Holzenberg
L-30 Rare Book Cataloging Deborah J. Leslie
B-10 Introduction to the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen
M-70 The Handwriting & Culture of Early Modern English Manuscripts Heather Wolfe

26–31 July in Charlottesville, VA

H-35 Modern Art of the BookNew Course Johanna Drucker
C-90 Provenance: Tracing Owners & Collections David Pearson
G-70 Advanced Seminar in Critical Bibliography Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
G-10 Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description David Whitesell
H-95 Reading Publishers’ Archives for the Study of the American BookNew Course Michael Winship

26–31 July in Washington, DC

H-100 The Eighteenth-Century BookNew Course Mark Dimunation
L-105 Preservation Imaging: Science, Scholarship, and the ArtifactNew Course Fenella France
H-110 The Art & Science of Cartography, 200–1550New Course John Hessler
L-40 Visual Materials Cataloging Helena Zinkham


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