2013-2014 Events

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. ​

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
Photo courtesy of the 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.

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

by Eileen Mackevich
Executive Director
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.