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Subject: London Rare Books School

London Rare Books School

From: Zoe Holman <zoe.holman<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The London Rare Books School (LRBS) is a series of five-day,
intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects to be taught
in and around Senate House, which is the centre of the University of
London's federal system. The courses will be taught by
internationally renowned scholars associated with the Institute's
Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, using the unrivalled
library and museum resources of London, including the British
Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the
University of London Research Library Services, and many more. All
courses will stress the materiality of the book so you can expect to
have close encounters with remarkable books and other artefacts from
some of the world's greatest collections.

Each class will be restricted to a maximum of twelve students in
order to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity to talk to
the teachers and to get very close to the books.

In its second year the LRBS will be running for two weeks: 30 June -
4 July, 2008 and 14 July - 18 July, 2008. The courses on offer for
2008 are listed below.

Week 1: 30 June - 4 July, 2008

    The Book in the Ancient World
    Course Tutors: Professor Mike Edwards and others

    The Medieval Book
    Course Tutor: Professor Michelle Brown

    The Printed Book in Europe 1455-2000
    Course Tutor: Professor John Feather

    A History of Maps and Mapping
    Course tutors: Dr Catherine Delano-Smith and Mrs Sarah Tyacke

    An Introduction to Bibliography
    Course tutor: Professor Tony Edwards

    Children's Books
    Course tutor: Ms Jill Shefrin; Additional Lecturers: Mr Brian
    Alderson and others

Week 2: 14-18 July, 2008

    The Early Modern Book in England: Exploring the Evidence
    Course tutors: Dr Arnold Hunt, Mr Giles Mandelbrote

    Modern Literary Manuscripts
    Course tutor: Dr Wim Van Mierlo

    Modern First Editions
    Course tutors: Mr Laurence Worms, Julian Rota, and others

    Bookbinding Decoration
    Course tutor: Professor Mirjam Foot

    Mapping Land and Sea before 1800
    Course tutors: Dr Catherine Delano-Smith and Mrs Sarah Tyacke

    Publishing Today
    Course Tutor: Professor Iain Stevenson

Each course will consist of thirteen seminars amounting in all to
twenty hours of teaching time spread between Monday lunchtime and
Friday afternoon. There will be timetabled 'library time' that will
allow students to explore the rich resources of the University's
Senate House Library, one of the UK's major research libraries.
There will also be a full evening programme with an opening
reception and talk, a major book history lecture, and a reception
hosted by a major London antiquarian bookseller. For those able to
stay on to the Saturday, there will be various additional book
history-related activities on offer.

Further information and application forms are available from:

Alternatively, please contact

     Miss Zoe Holman
     Room NG17
     Senate House (North Block)
     Malet Street
     London WC1E 7HU, UK
     +44 20 7862 8680
     Fax: +44 20 7862 8720
     cmps<-a t->sas< . >ac< . >uk

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