The Benedictine and the Labyrinth: The Enlightenment Library and the Problem of Universal Knowledge, presented by Jacob Soll, Associate Professor of History, Guggenheim Fellow, Rutgers University (Camden). The ambitious building of encyclopedic library collections in the 17th and 18th centuries posed problems to states that tried to manage broad swaths of knowledge. Certain absolutist states and the Catholic Church, however, were particularly innovative in building universal collections. Part of Imagining the Library: Books in Public Life from Late Antiquity to the Digital Age. Organized by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and co-sponsored by the Centers’ Rothman Endowment, the University of Florida Libraries, the CLAS Office of the Dean, the Honors Program, the Alachua County Library District, the France-Florida Research Institute, the Department of History, the College of Design, Construction, and Planning, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, and the Levin College of Law. For more information contact Bonnie Effros at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-392-0796. (dina)
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