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Course Evaluations

Rare Book School employs a widely admired—though rarely imitated—course evaluation system in which attendees write detailed prose accounts of their experience at the school. Their comments are then mounted permanently and in their entirety on the school's website.

Evaluations for previous years may be accessed via the drop-down menu above.

4-8 January 2010 in Baltimore, MD

11 (I-20) Book Illustration Processes to 1900 Terry Belanger
12 (M-20) Introduction to Western Codicology Albert Derolez

7-11 June 2010 in Charlottesville, VA

21 (C-85) Law Books: History & Connoisseurship Mike Widener
22 (G-20) Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis David Whitesell
23 (G-30) Printed Books since 1800: Description & Analysis Tom Congalton & Katherine Reagan
24 (L-65) Digitizing the Historical Record Andrew Stauffer
25 (M-10) Introduction to Paleography, 800-1500 Consuelo Dutschke

14-18 June 2010 in Charlottesville, VA

31 (B-10) Introduction to the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen
32 (G-50) Advanced Descriptive Bibliography Richard Noble
33 (H-60) History of European and American Papermaking Timothy Barrett & John Bidwell
34 (H-65) Introduction to Printed Maps Alice Hudson, assisted by Joel Kovarsky
35 (L-95) Born Digital Materials: Theory & Practice Matthew Kirschenbaum & Naomi Nelson

12-16 July 2010 in Charlottesville, VA

41 (B-90) Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1830-1910 Sue Allen
42 (H-10) History of the Book, 200-2000 John Buchtel & Mark Dimunation
43 (I-35) The Identification of Photo Print Processes James M. Reilly, assisted by Ryan Boatright
44 (L-30) Rare Book Cataloging Deborah J. Leslie

19-23 July 2010 in Charlottesville, VA

51 (H-50) The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820-1940 Michael Winship
52 (H-90) Teaching the History of the Book Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
53 (I-10) Introduction to the History of Illustration Erin C. Blake
54 (L-10) Special Collections Librarianship Alice Schreyer

26-30 July 2010 in Charlottesville, VA

61 (C-90) Provenance: Tracing Owners & Collections David Pearson
62 (L-30) Rare Book Cataloging Deborah J. Leslie
63 (G-10) Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description Richard Noble & David Whitesell
64 (M-70) English Paleography, 1500-1750 Heather Wolfe

25-29 October 2010 in New York City

81 (M-50) Introduction to Illuminated Manuscripts Roger Wieck