Robert Darnton y la gran Biblioteca Nacional Digital

Yo solía ser un profesor, como muchas personas, y un día recibí una llamada de Harvard que decía: «¿Le gustaría ser el director de nuestra biblioteca? Me dije a mí mismo: «Aquí hay una oportunidad de hacer una diferencia; de hacer ‘algo’ en vez de escribir libros». Porque la Biblioteca de la Universidad de HarvardSigue leyendo «Robert Darnton y la gran Biblioteca Nacional Digital»

Singing in the streets of Paris: an eighteenth century way to undermine censorship

PCV.— In the following interview, the historian Robert Darnton talks about what he knows better: books and communication in the century of Enlightenment. Based, as usual, in the French experience, the author traces a path through the mechanisms of the book trade, the contribution of pirates and, finally, gives a suggestive idea about the way thatSigue leyendo «Singing in the streets of Paris: an eighteenth century way to undermine censorship»

Why the cat massacre of the rue Saint-Séverin was so funny?

PCV.— In the first post of this series about The Great Cat Massacre, we emphasized the attempt of the author: the american historian Robert Darnton begins a journey through the ways of thinking in eighteenth century France. The second chapter of his book is about a workers revolt at a small printing shop located inSigue leyendo «Why the cat massacre of the rue Saint-Séverin was so funny?»

Robert Darnton and The Great Cat Massacre: Introduction

According to Peter Burke, the historian-journalist Robert Darnton used to read Burckhardt’s The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy hiding the book inside a Playboy magazine, while he worked at The New York Times. That is part of the myth. The fact is that Darnton wrote, in 1984, The Great Cat Massacre, a title that sounds moreSigue leyendo «Robert Darnton and The Great Cat Massacre: Introduction»