Libra: Library Society (newsletter)
The mission of the Library Society is to support and strengthen the Library as the central academic resource for research, teaching, and learning at The University of Chicago.
Mark your calendars for our next event:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
What Did the French Read on the Eve of the Revolution?
by Robert Darnton
Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Exhibition Tour of Imaging/Imagining the Body as Text
6:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Dinner (optional)
Reception, exhibition tour, and lecture are free; optional dinner is $45.
Professor Darnton has written and edited many books, including The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History; Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris; and The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France. He has received many distinguished awards for his research on the history of books, as well as his efforts to allow open access of cultural materials through the Internet. He is a member of the Digital Public Library of America board of directors, is a trustee of the New York Public Library and the Oxford University Press (USA) and has served as president of the American Historical Association and the International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies.