RBS Announces Spring and Summer 2018 Course Schedule
The spring and summer 2018 Rare Book School course schedule is available! Along with 25 courses in Charlottesville, RBS will also offer courses at the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington; the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Amherst College; Yale University; the University of Pennsylvania; and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
New courses for 2018 include:
- English Bookbindings, 1450–1850: Identification & Interpretation (B-65), taught by David Pearson
- Forgeries, Facsimiles & Sophisticated Copies (G-65), taught by Nick Wilding
- The History of the Book in Antebellum America (H-135), taught by James N. Green & Michael Winship
- The History & Culture of the Tibetan Book (H-140), taught by Benjamin J. Nourse & Kurtis R. Schaeffer
- A History of Native American Books & Indigenous Sovereignty (H-150), taught by Michael Kelly & Kiara M. Vigil
- The History of Artists’ Books since 1950 (H-155), taught by Tony White
Alice Carver-Kubik joins the RBS faculty as the instructor for course I-35, The Identification of Photography Print Processes. Also beginning in 2018, Ryan Greenwood will be assisting Mike Widener with course C-85, Law Books: History & Connoisseurship, and Lynne Farrington will be assisting Peter Stallybrass with course H-105, The Bible and Histories of Reading. Course M-85, Introduction to Islamic Manuscripts, taught by Marianna Shreve Simpson, returns to the schedule and will be taught in 2018 at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Applications for spring and summer 2018 courses will be accepted beginning in early January.