Rare Book School Summer Course Applications Now Open

Rare Book School (RBS) is now accepting applications for its summer 2024 courses. This year’s schedule features 42 classes, including online and in-person offerings at RBS’s new home in the University of Virginia’s recently renovated main library in Charlottesville. The second-floor suite boasts state-of-the-art classrooms, ample exhibition and event spaces, and spacious storage areas for our collections and printing equipment. Other in-person courses will run at our partner institutions in Chicago; New Haven, Connecticut; New York City; Philadelphia; Princeton, New Jersey; and Upperville, Virginia.

New and updated courses for 2024 include:

Click on the course titles to view detailed descriptions and faculty biographies, along with the schedule, format, location, and fee for each offering. For courses that have run before, be sure to consult the evaluations written by past students to gain further insight into the course.

For the best chance of being admitted, please submit your application(s) by the first-round deadline on 19 February. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available seats have filled, but many of the classes will fill in the first round of admissions decisions.

Applications will be accepted through the myRBS system; instructions for using the site can be found on the landing page once you’ve created an account. For information about the application process, visit rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/application/. If you have any questions, please contact rbsprograms@virginia.edu.

We look forward to welcoming you to an RBS course this summer!