Friday, May 13, 2011

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

The Rare Book School at the University of Virginia is accepting applications for summer courses, including "Law Books: History & Connoisseurship" taught by Mike Widener, 13-17 June in Charlottesville, Virginia. This course is aimed at individual book collectors who collect in some aspect of the history of the law and for librarians who manage historical legal collections. The objective is to acquaint them with the tools and techniques for building focused collections of historical materials in Anglo-American, European, and Latin American law, and to equip historians and legal scholars in the use of such collections.

Mike Widener is the Rare Book Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, and previously he was Head of Special Collections at the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law.