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London Rare Books School

From: Zoe Holman <zoe.holman<-a>
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 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

In 2009, the LRBS will run for two weeks: 20 July to 24 July and 27
July to 31 July. The courses planned are:

Week One: 20-24 July

    1. The Book in the Ancient World
    Course Lecturers:  Dr Irving Finkel, Dr Matthew Nicholls, Dr
    Marigold Norbye and Alan Cole, Curator of the Museum of Writing.

    2. The Medieval Book
    Course Tutor:  Professor Michelle Brown.

    3. The Printed Book in Europe 1450-2000
    Course Tutor:  Professor John Feather.

    4. A History of Maps and Mapping
    Course Tutors:  Dr Catherine Delano-Smith and Sarah Tyacke.

    5. An Introduction to Bibliography
    Course Tutor:  Professor Tony Edwards.

    6. Children's Books
    Course Tutor:  Jill Shefrin.

Week Two: 27-31 July

    1. Type and its Uses 1455-1830
    Course tutor: Professor James Mosley

    2. A History of Bookbinding
    Course tutor: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad

    3. Modern First Editions
    Course tutor: Laurence Worms

    4. Maps and Mapping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries:
    Society, Nation, Empire, War.
    Course tutors: Dr Catherine Delano-Smith and Sarah Tyacke.

    5. The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book, c.600-1050
    Course tutor: Professor Michelle Brown

    6. 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 afternoon 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 book history lecture, and receptions hosted by
major London antiquarian booksellers.

The fee will be in the region of UKP500 which will include the
provision of lunch, and coffee and tea throughout the week.

Application forms will be available by early January but you are
invited to register your interest in a course or courses now (given
the likely demand you would be well-advised to list a second
choice). Those who register now will be the first to receive
application forms. You can register your interest in LRBS 2009 by
emailing your name and address (with an indication of preferred
courses) to cmps<-a t->sas< . >ac< . >uk.

Further details can be found at


Miss Zoe Holman
LRBS Administrator
Institute of English Studies

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:35
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Received on Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

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