We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for Rare Book School’s summer 2023 courses! Our roster of more than 40 in-person and online courses can be found at rarebookschool.org/schedule/. 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 in order to gain further insights into what to expect.
For the best chance of being admitted, please submit your application(s) by the first-round deadline: Monday, 20 February 2023. 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.
This year, our courses will be offered at the University of Virginia in the Rotunda complex and adjacent buildings; the American Antiquarian Society; the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University; the Firestone Library at Princeton University; the Grolier Club (NYC); the New York Public Library; the Free Library of Philadelphia; the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania; the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington; the Oak Spring Garden Foundation Library (Upperville, VA); and the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
New and updated courses for 2023 include:
- Histories of the Book, 200–2000 (H-10), taught by Michael Inman and Charlotte Priddle
- African American Print Cultures in the Nineteenth Century (H-185), taught by Benjamin Fagan and Derrick Spires
- Digital Sustainability for Cultural Collections (L-130v), taught by Nancy Y. McGovern and Kari Smith
- Reference Sources for Researching Printed Western Americana (L-135), a two-day course taught by Joel Silver
- Introduction to Paleography, 800–1500 (M-10), taught by Lisa Fagin Davis
- Using Digitized Manuscripts (M-105v), taught by Dot Porter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you in a Rare Book School course this summer!