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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


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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. ​


 Previous Events

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Glenn Most

  One Homer, Many Homers - How Many Homers? 
  by Glenn Most

    Committee on Social Thought,
    Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy)



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Henry Horner

One Vision: The Illinois State Historical Library and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
by Eileen Mackevich

Executive Director
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

(Photo of Henry Horner, owner of one of the largest privately held collections of Lincoln memorabilia, will be featured in the talk.  Photo courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.)

The Illinois State Historical Library is 125 years old; the Abraham Lincoln Library is 9 years old.  Can two distinctive libraries cohere in one building? What does the future hold?
Exhibition tour, lecture and reception are free; optional dinner is $45.  More information is found here

Prior to our program, Chris Dingwall, Exhibition Curator, will give a tour of Race and the Design of American Life: African Americans in Twentieth-Century Commercial Art.