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.
302017The Never-ending Popularity of Njáls Saga: The Manuscript Evidence (RBS-Mellon Lecture)
Presented by: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, University of Maine Humanities Center
Little Hall, Room 130, University of Maine • 4:15–6:00 p.m.
Apr 12017Objects of Study: Paper, Ink, and the Material Turn (RBS-Mellon Symposium)
Presented by: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School; Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts; Provost's Interdisciplinary Arts Grant, University of Pennsylvania; McNeil Center for Early American Studies; Penn Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory; Penn Visual Studies Program; Penn Humanities Forum; Department of the History of Art, U.C. Berkeley
Widener Lecture Hall, Penn Museum (Friday); Kislak Center for Special Collections Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, University of Pennsylvania (Saturday) • Times vary
Oct 152017Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
Presented by: Rare Book School and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Philadelphia, PA • Times vary
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 4 days ago by RBS
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:
- H-100. The Eighteenth-Century Book, taught by Mark Dimunation & Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
- H-130. The History & Construction of the Mesoamerican Codex, 600–1550, taught by John Hessler
Course applications are considered on a rolling basis until a course has reached enrollment capacity. […]Posted 1 month, 10 days ago by RBS