Wednesday, January 20, 2021

 Greetings from Rare Book School! We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer 2021 courses. 


“The most generous, intense, and collaborative learning experience I have ever had.” – 2019 Rare Book School student


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, conditions permitting, in person. A decision about in-person courses will be made no later than March 1. If courses move to an online format, more online courses will be announced.


Among our thirty-four courses, we are pleased to offer several pertinent to those involved in medieval studies and the study of rare books, manuscripts, special collections, and librarianship in special collections. These include: 


--M-70: The Handwriting & Culture of Early Modern English Manuscripts, taught by Heather Wolfe

--B-10: Introduction to the History of Bookbinding, taught by Karen Limper-Herz

--H-120: Textual Mobilities: Works, Books & Reading Across Early Modern Europe, taught by Roger Chartier & John H. Pollack 

Explore our full schedule here:


To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, course applications should be submitted no later than March 3. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis, however, please note that some classes do reach capacity during the first round of admissions. 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! 


With best regards,

The RBS Programs Team

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