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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.

10-14 January 2011 in Baltimore, MD

11 (H-25) 15th-Century Books in Print and Manuscript Paul Needham & William Noel

6-10 June 2011 in Charlottesville, VA

21 (B-90) Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1830-1910 Sue Allen
22 (I-20) Book Illustration Processes to 1900 Terry Belanger
23 (H-10) History of the Book, 200-2000 John Buchtel & Mark Dimunation
24 (L-30) Rare Book Cataloging Deborah J. Leslie
25 (G-45) Analytical Bibliography Stephen Tabor

13-17 June 2011 in Charlottesville, VA

31 (I-10) Introduction to the History of Illustration Erin C. Blake
32 (T-50) Type, Lettering & Calligraphy, 1450-1830 James Mosley
33 (C-90) Provenance: Tracing Owners & Collections David Pearson
34 (H-90) Teaching the History of the Book Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
35 (C-85) Law Books: History & Connoisseurship Mike Widener

4-8 July 2011 in Charlottesville, VA

41 (G-30) Printed Books since 1800: Description & Analysis Tom Congalton & Katherine Reagan
42 (L-60) Introduction to Archives for Special Collections Librarians Jackie Dooley & Bill Landis
43 (L-10) Special Collections Librarianship Alice Schreyer
44 (L-70) XML in Action: Creating Text Encoded Initiative (TEI) Texts David Seaman
45 (G-20) Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis David Whitesell

18-22 July 2011 in Charlottesville, VA

51 (H-30) The Printed Book in the West to 1800 Martin Antonetti
52 (M-20) Introduction to Western Codicology Albert Derolez
53 (H-40) The Printed Book in the West Since 1800 Eric Holzenberg
54 (L-65) Digitizing the Historical Record Bethany Nowviskie & Andrew Stauffer
55 (H-50) The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820-1940 Michael Winship

25-29 July 2011 in Charlottesville, VA

61 (H-70) The History of the Book in America, c. 1700-1830 James M. Green
62 (L-95) Born Digital Materials: Theory & Practice Matthew Kirschenbaum & Naomi Nelson
63 (G-10) Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description Richard Noble & David Whitesell
64 (B-10) Introduction to the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen
65 (M-70) English Paleography, 1500-1750 Heather Wolfe

3-7 October 2011 in Washington, DC

81 (I-90) The Art of the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan, 1615–1912 Ellis Tinios