Study the history, care, and use of written, printed, and digital materials at Rare Book School this summer.
Rare Book School (RBS) is accepting applications on a rolling basis for our five-day, intensive courses on manuscript, printed & digital materials. With world-class instruction and resources, and an emphasis on hands-on experience, RBS can teach you to see books in new ways.
This summer, our courses will be held at the University of Virginia, Yale University, the University of Philadelphia, the Library of Congress, and Indiana University, Bloomington.
Of particular interest to the UVA Arts community may be our courses on the history typography, binding, papermaking, and illustration processes. Several courses still have seats open, including:
- The History of Printed Book Illustration in the West, taught by Erin C. Blake of the Folger Shakespeare Library
- The Printed Book in the West to 1800, taught by Martin Antonetti of Northwestern University
- American Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1800-1900, taught by Todd Pattison of the Northeastern Document Conservation Center
- The History & Construction of the Ancient Mesoamerican Codex, 600-1550, taught by John Hessler of the Library of Congress
- The History of 19th- & 20th-Century Typography & Printing, taught by John Kristensen of Firefly Press and Katherine McCanless Ruffin of Wellesley College
- The Photographic Book since 1844, taught by Richard Ovenden of Oxford University
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-924-8851 if you have questions about course availability or about RBS in general. Visit rarebookschool.org for our full schedule, course details, evaluations by past students, and instructions for applying.
We recommend submitting your application(s) as soon as possible.
We hope to see you at an RBS course soon!Learn More