Rare Book School offers five-day, intensive courses in several locations focused on the history of manuscript, print, and digital materials. Our courses this spring and summer will be held at the University of Virginia, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana University, Bloomington.
Among our more than thirty courses on the history of books and printing, we are pleased to offer courses of interest to book historians. The following is a sample of the breadth of classes offered:
– H-85 “The History of the Book in China,” taught by Soren Edgren (Princeton University, emeritus)
– I-10 “The History of Printed Book Illustration in the West,” taught by Erin Blake (Folger Shakespeare Library)
– G-10 “Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description,” taught by David Whitesell (University of Virginia)
– H-50 “The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820-1940,” taught by Michael Winship (University of Texas at Austin)
To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, course applications should be received no later than 20 February. Applications received after that date will be released for review on a rolling basis. Visit our website at rarebookschool.org for course details. A 2016 RBS student remarked, “I will never look at a book—any book—the same way again,” and so we hope you will join us at an RBS course this year and learn to see books in a new way as well!