Robert Darnton to Speak on Books, Libraries, and the Digital Future

A renowned historian and a pioneer in the study of the history of the book, Darnton's current focus is e-publishing. 4:30 pm, Neilson Browsing Room.

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard

Monday, March 12, 2012
4:30 pm Robert Darnton: Books, Libraries, and the Digital Future, Neilson Browsing Room

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Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard. Darnton is the driving force behind the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) project and was a founder of the Gutenberg-e program, sponsored by Mellon Foundation. From 1968 to 1997, Darnton served on the European History faculty at Princeton. He has written extensively on the literary world of Enlightenment France. Among his honors are a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award and election to the French Legion of Honor. President Obama awarded Darnton one of  the 2011 National Medals of Arts and Humanities at the White House on February 13, 2012. 

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