The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0830  Monday, 17 April 2000.

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Date:           Friday, 14 Apr 2000 13:31:46 -0400
Subject:        Codicology Course at Rare Book School

                [Cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication.]

RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) is pleased to announce its Summer Sessions 2000,
a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning rare
books, manuscripts, the history of books and printing, and special
collections to be held at the University of Virginia from 19 June - 30
June and 24 July - 11 August 2000.

THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL prerequisites for RBS courses vary.
Some courses are primarily directed toward research librarians and
archivists.  Others are intended for academics, persons working in the
antiquarian book trade, bookbinders and conservators, professional and
avocational students of the history of books and printing, book
collectors, and others with an interest in the subjects being treated.

THE TUITION FOR EACH FIVE-DAY COURSE is $690. Air-conditioned dormitory
housing (about $35/night) will be offered on the historic Central
Grounds of the University, and nearby hotel accommodations are readily

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM and electronic copies of the complete brochure
and the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions (ECDs), providing additional
details about the courses offered and other information about RBS, visit
our Web site at:


Or write Rare Book School, 114 Alderman Library, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498; fax 804/924-8824; email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or telephone 804/924-8851.

Subscribers to the SHAKSPER list may find the following Rare Book School
courses to be of particular interest:

41. INTRODUCTION TO CODICOLOGY. (Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug 4) The
bibliography, and methodology of the analysis and description of Western
medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. The course includes a survey of
the development of the physical features of manuscript books and
practical work by the students on particular points. This is a course
for non-specialists, but applicants must have considerable background in
the historical humanities; in admitting students to the class, the
instructor will prefer those with at least an introductory knowledge of
Latin and some previous exposure to paleography.  Instructor: Albert

ALBERT DEROLEZ is a professor at the Free Universities of Brussels; he
was formerly Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Library of the
State University of Ghent. He is the author of _Codicologie des
manuscrits en ecriture humanistique sur parchemin_ (1984) and other
books. He is President of the Comite International de Paleographie

51. EUROPEAN DECORATIVE BOOKBINDING. (Monday-Friday, August 7-11) An
survey of decorative bookbinding in England and on the European
Continent, concentrating on the period 1500-1800, but with examples
drawn from the late C7 to the late C20. Topics include: the emergence
and development of various decorative techniques and styles; readership
and collecting; the history of bookbinding in a wider historical
context; the pitfalls and possibilities of binding research. Enrollment
in this course is strictly limited to those who have already taken
Nicholas Pickwoads RBS bookbinding course, European Bookbinding,
1500-1800. Instructor: Mirjam Foot.

MIRJAM FOOT retired as Director of Collections and Preservation in the
British Library last year. She is the author of many books and articles
on the history of bookbinding, includin_g Studies in the History of
Bookbinding _(1993) and (with Howard Nixon) The History of Decorated
Bookbinding in England (1992).

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Charlottesville, VA  22903      URL: <www.virginia.edu/oldbooks>

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