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London Rare Book School

decoration28 Jun. 2010|02 Jul. 2010

The London Rare Books School (LRBS) is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects, organised by the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. The courses (in Senate House) 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.

Week 1: June 28 – July 2, 2010

1. The Book in the Ancient World (Dr Irving Finkel, Dr Matthew Nicholls, Dr Mangold Norbye, Dr Kathryn E. Piquette and Alan Cole, Curator of the Museum of Writing)

2. The Medieval Book (Professor Michelle Brown)

3. The Printed Book in Europe: 1450-2000 (Professor John Feather)

4. A History of Maps and Mapping (Dr Catherine Delano-Smith, Sarah Tyacke)

5. An Introduction to Bibliography (Anthony Edwards)

6. Children's Books, 1450-1980 (Jill Shefrin)

7. The Early Modern Book in England: Exploring the Evidence (Giles Mandelbrote and Dr Arnold Hunt

Week 2: July 5 – 9, 2010

1. Type and its Uses 1455-1830 (Professor James Mosley)

2. European Bookbinding (Professor Nicholas Pickwoad)

3. Modern First Editions: Dealing. Collecting and the Market
(Laurence Worms)

4. Mapping Land and Sea before 1900 (Dr Catherine Delano-Smith, Sarah Tyacke et al.)

5. The Italian Book to 1600
(Professor Jane Everson, Dr Martin Davies, Dr Simone Testa, Mr Denis Reidy)

6. Digital Publishing and Book Studies (Dr Peter Stokes)

7. Postal Systems in Britain and Beyond 1500-1968 (Professor Iain Stevenson, Dr Douglas Muir et al.)

8. An Introduction to Illustration and its Technologies
(Dr Rowan Watson and Paul Goldman)

Each course consists of twenty hours of teaching time spread between Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon, with additional 'library time' and an evening programme


28 Jun. 2010|02 Jul. 2010
Institute of English Studies (University of London)
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