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Boston, MA: OxCam New England Spring Reception & Lecture

Past event
Boston, MA: OxCam New England Spring Reception & Lecture
Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6.00pm to 8.30pm EDT
event Thursday, April 4, 2024
schedule 6.00pm - 8.30pm EDT
Union Club of Boston
8 Park St
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Past event
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

You are cordially invited to the Society's Spring reception and discussion:

Historian Robert Darnton Discusses His Book:


How Everyday Parisians Helped to Topple the Monarchy of Louis XVI

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Time: 6:00pm Reception

          6:45pm Lecture and Q&A

          7:30pm Book signing

Location: Union Club of Boston, 8 Park Street, 02108

Tickets cost $65 and include a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink.

Dress: Business Casual

There will be a full cash (only) bar. The book will be on sale at the event for $45 (cash or credit).

The club is a one-block walk from the Green and Red Line stop “Park Street”. Parking is available at evening rates at the nearby Boston Common Garage, entrance at 0 Charles Street.

Please register by April 1st, or contact with questions.

About Dr. Robert Darnton

Dr. Robert Darnton is a cultural historic and academic librarian who specializes in 18th-century France. He was director of the Harvard University Library from 2007 – 2016.

Dr. Darnton graduated from Harvard University in 1960 and attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship. He earned a DPhil in history from Oxford University in 1964. He then joined the Princeton University faculty in 1968 where he was appointed Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of European History and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1982.

President of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies from 1987 -1991, he also served as president of the American Historical Association in 1999.

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Secretary, OxCam New England


Union Club of Boston
8 Park St
Boston, MA 02108
United States