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Rare Book School employs a course evaluation system in which attendees write detailed prose accounts of their experience at the school. Their comments are then posted permanently and in their entirety on the school's website. Please click on a course's title to view its evaluations.

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Winter 2012 in Baltimore, MD

9–13 January

H-20 The Book in the Manuscript Era Will Noel

Summer 2012 in Charlottesville, VA

4–8 June

H-30 The Printed Book in the West to 1800 Martin Antonetti
I-20 Book Illustration Processes to 1900 Terry Belanger
H-70 The History of the Book in America, c. 1700-1830 James N. Green
L-30 Rare Book Cataloging Deborah J. Leslie
L-70 XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts David Seaman

11–15 June

H-60 The History of European & American Papermaking Timothy Barrett & John Bidwell
G-30 Printed Books since 1800: Description & Analysis Tom Congalton & Katherine Reagan
L-65 Digitizing the Historical Record Bethany Nowviskie & Andrew Stauffer
G-45 Analytical Bibliography Stephen Tabor
G-55 Scholarly Editing: Principles & Practice David Vander Meulen

2–6 July

I-30 Advanced Seminar in Book Illustration Processes Terry Belanger
M-10 Introduction to Paleography, 800-1500 Consuelo Dutschke
L-95 Born-Digital Materials: Theory & Practice Matthew Kirschenbaum & Naomi Nelson
H-90 Teaching the History of the Book Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
G-20 Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis David Whitesell

16–20 July

H-10 History of the Book, 200-2000 John Buchtel & Mark Dimunation
G-50 Advanced Descriptive Bibliography Richard Noble
I-35 The Identification of Photographic Print Processes James M. Reilly & Ryan Boatright
L-10 Special Collections Librarianship Alice Schreyer
B-10 Introduction to the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen

23–27 July

M-20 Introduction to Western Codicology Albert Derolez
H-40 The Printed Book in the West since 1800 Eric Holzenberg
L-25 Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books Joel Silver
G-10 Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description David Whitesell
H-15 The History of the Book in America: A Survey from Colonial to Modern Michael Winship

Fall 2012 in New York, NY

1–5 October

M-50 Introduction to Illuminated Manuscripts Roger Wieck