February 17, 2016.
To commemorate the passing of Elizabeth Eisenstein (VC'46) last month we will re-air our 2014 interview with her about her last book Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West (U Penn 2011)
"Eisenstein's research is impressive, reaching far and wide across languages and centuries. Her knowledge of the history of publication engages the wealth of recent scholarship and extends as far back as Roman copyists. . . . Her breadth enables her to identify topoi and their mutations; to observe long-term trends, diminishing ripples, and delayed reactions; and to distinguish what is new or newly dressed in authors' concerns and readers' complaints."— Journal of Scholarly Publishing