Rare Book School sponsors a number of free, open-to-the-public evening lectures each year at the University of Virginia on a wide variety of bibliographical topics; please browse our list of past lectures for a sampling. RBS lectures are usually held Mondays and Wednesdays while RBS is in session, at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. A reception follows in 118 Alderman Library.View All Lectures »
12017You Load 15 Tons and What Do You Get?
Lecturer: Terry Belanger - University Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia; Founding Director of Rare Book School
Byrd/Morris Room, UVA Special Collections • 5:30 p.m.
312017James Rivington: Transatlantic Bookseller, Entrepreneur, and Bankrupt
Lecturer: Christine Ferdinand - Emeritus Fellow Librarian, Magdalen College, Oxford
UVA Special Collections • 5:30 p.m.
252017Gatherings of Pages: Saving Federal Scientific Data
Lecturer: Laurie Allen - Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania • 6:00 p.m.
Rare Book School sponsors and co-sponsors a range of programming at various times throughout the year, including activities at book fairs, symposia at UVA and other locations, and more. These include events organized by the RBS-Mellon Fellows in Critical Bibliography at their home institutions.View All Events & Activities »
2018RBS at the Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair
Presented by: Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Virginia Museum of History and Culture (Virginia Historical Society), Richmond • 1:00–6:00 p.m. Friday; 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday
72018RBS Open House & RBS-UVA Fellowship Information Reception
Presented by: Rare Book School
118 Alderman Library • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
2017RBS Seminar: Digital Sustainability for Cultural Collections
Presented by: Nancy Y. McGovern & Kari R. Smith
MIT Libraries (Building 14, Room 132) • 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily
Since 1992, Rare Book School has been responsible for a rotating series of exhibitions in the Dome Room of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, many curated by UVA undergraduate and graduate students. The books and other materials shown in these exhibitions are drawn both from the RBS collections and from the UVA Library, supplemented by occasional loans by other institutions and individuals.View All Exhibitions »
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2018An Archipelago of Readers: Forming a Literary Culture in Digital Media
Curated by: Katherine McNamara, with the assistance of Will Norton
Dome Room, UVA Rotunda
2017Shaping Eyre: Charlotte Brontë’s Classic Novel in 200 Objects
Curated by: Barbara Heritage
Dome Room, UVA Rotunda
2014Books That Take Us Lands Away: Tourism and Print Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Curated by: Theresa Goodman
Stettinius Gallery, Alderman Library