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Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7 – 8pm
Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, will present "Apocalypse in the Stacks: The Transformation of Books, Libraries, and Reading" on Thursday, April 11 at 7p.m. in the College of Arts andSciences Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, on UM's Coral Gables campus.
Professor Grafton's special interests lie in the cultural history of Renaissance Europe, the history of books and readers, the history of scholarship and education in the West from antiquity to the 19th century, and the history of science from antiquity to the Renaissance. He is the author of ten books and the coauthor, editor, coeditor, or translator of nine others. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1989), the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1993), the Balzan Prize for History of Humanities (2002), and the Mellon Foundation's Distinguished Achievement Award (2003), and is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the British Academy. In 2011 Professor Grafton served as president of the American Historical Association.
Admission is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is required. For more information and to register please visit the Center for the Humanities website athttp://humanities.miami.edu.