December 4, 2012

Rare Book School Announces 2013 Course Schedule

Rare Book School announces its 2013 course schedule. Join us this summer as we celebrate 20 years at the University of Virginia, and 30 years in operation!
In 2013, RBS will offer courses at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (June-August), the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Library, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in New Haven (June), the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (July) and at the Smithsonian Institution and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC (October-November).
RBS is pleased to offer seven new courses, listed in bold in the schedule below. We will also offer advanced courses to complement some of our most popular foundation courses, including “Advanced Seminar in the History of Bookbinding,” taught by Jan Storm Van Leeuwen, and “Advanced Rare Book Cataloging,” taught by Deborah Leslie.
The online application for Summer courses will be available on the RBS website beginning in January 2013. Detailed course descriptions and advance reading lists are available at
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) Texts, 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-15: 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
M-10: Introduction to Paleography, 800-1500, Consuelo Dutschke
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, 1800-1879, Ellis Tinios