An exciting lecture series at U Penn coming up this month with Dr.
Eisenstein / Karen W

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*The University of Pennsylvania Libraries invite you to attend the*

*Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Professor Emerita, University of Michigan*
*"Divine Art / Infernal Machine: Western Views of Printing Surveyed"*

Monday, March 22, 2010: "First Impressions"
Tuesday, March 23, 2010: "Eighteenth-Century Attitudes"
Thursday, March 25, 2010: "From Steam Press to Cyberspace"

All lectures start at 5:30 P.M. and are presented in the Lessing J.
Rosenwald Gallery, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (3420 Walnut
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, with an entrance from Locust Walk
north of the statue of a broken button).

*Free and open to the public*; RSVPs welcome but not required. More
information about the lectures and the lecture series is at:

Or call 215 898-7088, or email John Pollack: [log in to unmask]

The 2010 Rosenbach Fellow, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, is a graduate of
Vassar College and Harvard University and is Professor Emerita of
History at the University of Michigan.* Her classic work The Printing*
*Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural*
*Transformations in Early Modern Europe (1979)* is available in many
formats and languages, and her other works include Grub Street Abroad:
Aspects of the French Cosmopolitan Press from the Age of Louis XIV to
the French Revolution (1992). Professor Eisenstein received the
Scholarly Distinction award from the American Historical Association
in 2002.

The Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography, established by the Trustees of
the University of Pennsylvania in 1928, honors a gift for that purpose
from A. S. W. Rosenbach, one of America's greatest book dealers and
collectors. The Rosenbach Lectures are intended to further scholarship
and scholarly publication in bibliography and book history, broadly
understood. Begun in 1931, when Christopher Morley served as first
Rosenbach Fellow, the Rosenbach Lectures are the longest continuing
series of bibliographical lectureships in the United States. Over the
years, lecture topics have included fifteenth-century printing, the
relationships between print and manuscript, papermaking, book
illustration, American reading and publishing, and medical and
scientific texts. Many of these lectures have been published as
book-length studies by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Recent
past lecturers have included Roger Chartier, Robert Darnton, Anthony
Grafton, David D. Hall, Janice Radway, Paul Saenger, Peter
Stallybrass, and Michael Warner.

Karen Weaver, MLS, Adjunct Faculty, iSchool at Drexel University,
Philadelphia PA email: [log in to unmask] / Electronic
Resources Statistician, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA
email: [log in to unmask]

*"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; *
*the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light"*
*                                                        --Plato*