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Renaissance Courses at Rare Book School, June–July 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments)

Expand your understanding of book history during a Rare Book School course this spring or summer. Our five-day, intensive courses on the history of manuscript, print, and digital materials will be offered at the University of Virginia, The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amherst College, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana University, Bloomington. Among our thirty-five courses, we are pleased to offer several that are pertinent to Renaissance scholars and students. The following is a sample of the breadth of the RBS offerings:

  • G-20: Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis, taught by David Whitesell (of the University of Virginia)
  • H-120: Textual Mobilities: Works, Books & Reading Across Early Modern Europe, taught by Roger Chartier (of the Collège de France) and John H. Pollack (of the University of Pennsylvania)
  • M-10: Introduction to Paleography, 800–1500, taught by Consuelo Dutschke (of Columbia University)
  • B-65: English Bookbindings, 1450–1850: Identification & Interpretation, taught by David Pearson (retired Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries for the City of London Corporation)

To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, course applications should be submitted no later than 19 February. 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. Please share this information with colleagues, students, and friends. We hope to see you at Rare Book School soon!

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