Rare Book School Releases Annual Report, Summer Lecture Details, and Tribute to Will Noel

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Rare Book School at University of Virginia has released its 2022-23 Annual Report chronicling its 40th anniversary year and developments including its move back into the newly renovated Edgar Shannon Library.

Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Executive Director commented: "As you will see in this report, Rare Book School continues to flourish as an international center of excellence in bibliographical and book-historical education. This past year, more than 500 students from 16 countries took RBS courses in Charlottesville, at nine partner institutions, and online."

The report also looks at the successful conclusion of Rare Book School’s capital campaign Bound for the Future, and details its new library suite of classrooms and offices. On its website it has also released a tribute to faculty member Will Noel who died last month.

RBS has also announced the lineup for this summer’s free lecture series at the University of Virginia, with lecture topics still to be confirmed and recordings to be made available by fall this year:

  • June 3 - LeRonn Brooks: Curator of the African American Art History Initiative, Modern and Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute
  • June 10 - Stephen Karian: Professor and Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair of English, University of Missouri
  • June 12 - Deborah Parker: Professor of Italian, University of Virginia
  • July 8 - G. Scott Clemons: Partner and Chief Investment Strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Collector & RBS Board Chair. The 2024 Kenneth W. Rendell Endowed Lecture
  • July 10 - Richard B. Sher: Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Federated History Department of NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Rutgers University, Newark. The 2024 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trades
  • July 22 - Aaron Pratt: Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Center and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin
  • July 29 - Li Wei Yang: Curator of Pacific Rim Collections at the Huntington Library. The 2024 Sol M. and Mary Ann O'Brian Malkin Lecture