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Summer 2014

9–13 June in Charlottesville, VA

H-30 The Printed Book in the West to 1800 Martin Antonetti
I-35 The Identification of Photographic Print Processes Ryan Boatright & James M. Reilly
C-30 Developing Collections: Donors, Libraries & Booksellers Tom Congalton, Johan Kugelberg & Katherine Reagan
M-10 Introduction to Paleography, 800–1500 Consuelo Dutschke
L-95 Born-Digital Materials: Theory & Practice Matthew Kirschenbaum & Naomi Nelson
G-20 Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis David Whitesell

9–13 June in Philadelphia, PA

H-70 The History of the Book in America, c.1700–1830 James N. Green
M-95 The Medieval Manuscript in the 21st CenturyNew Course Will Noel & Dot Porter

16–20 June in Charlottesville, VA

M-20 Introduction to Western Codicology Albert Derolez
T-60 The History of 19th- & 20th-Century Typography & Printing John Kristensen & Katherine McCanless Ruffin
G-50 Advanced Descriptive Bibliography Richard Noble
L-65 Digitizing the Historical Record Bethany Nowviskie & Andrew Stauffer
G-70 Advanced Seminar in Critical BibliographyNew Course Michael F. Suarez, S.J.

7–11 July in Charlottesville, VA

I-20 Book Illustration Processes to 1900 Terry Belanger
H-85 The History of the Book in ChinaNew Course Soren Edgren
H-80 The Stationers' Company to 1775 Ian Gadd
B-10 Introduction to the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen
H-50 The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820–1940 Michael Winship

21–25 July 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, assisted by Caroline Duroselle-Melish
L-30 Rare Book Cataloging Deborah J. Leslie
B-10 Introduction to the History of Bookbinding Jan Storm van Leeuwen
G-45 Analytical Bibliography Stephen Tabor

28 July–1 August in Charlottesville, VA

H-40 The Printed Book in the West since 1800 Eric Holzenberg
B-75 American Publishers' Bookbindings, 1800–1900New Course Todd Pattison
L-25 Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books Joel Silver
H-90 Teaching the History of the Book Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
G-10 Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description David Whitesell

28 July–1 August in New Haven, CT

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

Fall 2014

20–24 October in Washington, DC

L-35 Advanced Rare Book Cataloging Workshop Deborah J. Leslie

27–31 October in Charlottesville, VA

I-20 Book Illustration Processes to 1900 Terry Belanger

27–31 October in New York, NY

M-50 Introduction to Illuminated Manuscripts Roger Wieck