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
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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.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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
One Vision: The Illinois State Historical Library and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libraryby Eileen Mackevich
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.