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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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Summer 2013

10–14 June in Charlottesville, VA

H-30 The Printed Book in the West to 1800 Martin Antonetti
L-95 Born-Digital Materials: Theory & Practice Matthew Kirschenbaum & Naomi Nelson
T-60 The History of 19th- & 20th-Century Typography & Printing John Kristensen & Katherine McCanless Ruffin
H-90 Teaching the History of the Book Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
G-55 Scholarly Editing: Principles & Practice David Vander Meulen

17–21 June in Charlottesville, VA

I-10 History of Printed Book Illustration in the West Erin C. Blake
M-20 Introduction to Western Codicology Albert Derolez
C-60 Examining the Medical Book: History & Connoisseurship Stephen Greenberg
L-65 Digitizing the Historical Record Bethany Nowviskie & Andrew Stauffer
L-70 XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Text David Seaman

17–21 June in New Haven, CT

B-40 Medieval & Early Renaissance Bookbinding Structures Christopher Clarkson
L-60 Introduction to Archives for Special Collections Librarians Jackie Dooley & Bill Landis
M-90 Advanced Seminar: Medieval Manuscript Studies Barbara A. Shailor
C-85 Law Books: History & Connoisseurship Mike Widener

8–12 July in Charlottesville, VA

C-30 Developing Collections: Donors, Libraries & Booksellers Tom Congalton, Johan Kugelberg & Katherine Reagan
B-10 Introduction to the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen
H-70 The History of the Book in America, c.1700–1830 James N. Green
G-20 Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis David Whitesell
M-70 The Handwriting & Culture of Early Modern English Manuscripts Heather Wolfe

22–26 July in Charlottesville, VA

I-20 Book Illustration Processes to 1900 Terry Belanger
H-40 The Printed Book in the West Since 1800 Eric Holzenberg
L-30 Rare Book Cataloging Deborah J. Leslie
L-25 Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books Joel Silver
B-50 Advanced Seminar in the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen

22–26 July in Philadelphia, PA

H-25 15th-Century Books in Print & Manuscript Paul Needham & Will Noel

29 July–2 August in Charlottesville, VA

H-10 History of the Book, 200–2000 John Buchtel & Mark Dimunation
I-40 The Illustrated Scientific Book to 1800 Roger Gaskell
C-90 Provenance: Tracing Owners & Collections David Pearson
G-10 Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description David Whitesell
H-50 The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820–1940 Michael Winship

Fall 2013

28 October–1 November in Washington, DC

L-35 Advanced Rare Book Cataloging Deborah J. Leslie
I-95 Hokusai & Book Illustration Ellis Tinios