Medieval Offerings at Rare Book School

Greetings from Rare Book School!

Expand your understanding of book history during a Rare Book School course this summer! Our five-day intensive courses on the history of manuscript, print, and digital materials will be offered online and in person at the University of Virginia and other partner institutions. 

Among our forty-two courses, we are pleased to offer several pertinent to those involved in medieval studies. The following is a sample of the breadth of the RBS offerings: 

H-25: “Fifteenth-Century Books in Print & Manuscript,” taught by Paul Needham (Retired Scheide Librarian, Princeton University), Will Noel, and Eric White (both of Princeton University) 

L-145: “Medieval Manuscript Fragments: Cataloging & Discoverability,” taught by Lisa Fagin Davis (of the Medieval Academy of America) 

M-20: “Seminar in Western Codicology,” taught by M. Michèle Mulchahey (Leonard E. Boyle Chair in Manuscript Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies) 

—  M-85: “Introduction to Islamicate Manuscripts,” taught by Marianna Shreve Simpson (former Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania) and Kelly Tuttle (of the Editorial Board for Manuscript Studies

— M-105v: “Using Digitized Manuscripts,” taught by Dot Porter (of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies)

To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, course applications should be submitted no later than February 19. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit our website at for course details, instructions for applying, and evaluations by past students. Contact us at with questions. 

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We hope to see you at Rare Book School soon! 

With kindest regards,
The RBS Programs Team

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