Rare Book School Summer Programs

M-10 Introduction to Paleography, taking place July 22–26 in Charlottesville, VA. Taught by Consuelo Dutschke (Columbia University). This course provides an introduction to the book-based scripts and the text typologies of the western European Middle Ages and the Renaissance from 800 to 1500, from Caroline minuscule through early print. The goal is to learn to read the texts (mainly in Latin). Students will learn the basic tools for working with medieval codices and begin to assess areas that can provide information on localizing and dating the manuscripts. For more information: http://www.rarebookschool.org/courses/manuscripts/m10/

L-70. XML in Action: Creating Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Texts, taking place June 17­–21 in Charlottesville, VA. Taught by David Seaman (Dartmouth College Library). In this practical exploration of the creation, preservation, and use of electronic texts and their associated images in the humanities, students will learn about the creation and manipulation of XML texts. This course is ideal for scholars keen to develop, use, publish, and control electronic texts for library, research, scholarly communication, or teaching purposes. For more information:http://www.rarebookschool.org/courses/libraries/l70/

B-40 Medieval & Early Renaissance Bookbinding Structures, taking place June 17–21 in New Haven, CT. Taught by Christopher Clarkson (independent conservator). Learn about European bookbinding structures, including the identification of the main types of binding structures, their dating and provenance, and the recognition and recording of materials and techniques. The course is aimed at librarians, archivists, and art historians specializing in early books and manuscripts, and others who handle such material. The course will emphasize studies of the physical book and binding craft techniques of the period. For more information: http://www.rarebookschool.org/courses/binding/b40/

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