The Rare Book School (RBS) is an independent institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects. Founded in 1983, it moved to its present home at the University of Virginia in 1992. At various times during the year, the Rare Book School offers courses on topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. Most of them take place in Charlottesville, some courses are also offered in New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.
The 2010 Rare Book School course schedule is now available online. It includes:
Mike Widener - Law Books: History & Connoisseurship
Andrew Stauffer - Digitizing the Historical Record
Matthew Kirschenbaum & Naomi Nelson - Born Digital Materials: Theory & Practice
David Pearson - Provenance: Tracing Owners & Collections
Heather Wolfe - English Paleography, 1500-1750
For more information and the complete schedule 2010 visit the website of the Rare Book School.