Graduate Offerings

Rare Book School (RBS) is pleased to announce its medieval and Renaissance course offerings.  Each year, RBS offers about 35 five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning book history, old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. Classes are held annually at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA); at the Grolier Club and at the Morgan Library & Museum (NYC); at The Johns Hopkins University and the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD); and at the Freer/Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian (Washington, DC).

Intensive course offerings include:

1.  Introduction to Paleography, 800-1500
Offered at the University of Virginia taught by Consuelo Dutschke (Columbia)

2.  The Book in the Manuscript Era
Offered at the University of Virginia taught by Barbara Shailor (Yale)

3.  Introduction to Illuminated Manuscripts
Offered at the Morgan Library & Museum taught by Roger Wieck (Morgan Library & Museum)

4.  Introduction to Western Codicology
Offered at The Walters Art Museum taught by Albert Derolez (Free Universities of Brussels)

5.  15th-Century Books in Print and Manuscript
Offered at The Walters Art Museum taught by Paul Needham (Princeton) & William Noel Walters)