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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

Robert Darnton

What Did the French Read on the Eve of the Revolution?
by Robert Darnton


Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian
Harvard University


Register here for this event

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. ​