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Figure/Ground interview with Elizabeth Eisenstein

Figure/Ground interview with Elizabeth Eisenstein

Dr. Eisenstein was interviewed by Laureano Ralon on October 12th, 2010 as part of the Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series: Elizabeth Eisenstein is an American historian of the French Revolution and early 19th century France. She is well-known for her work on the history of early printing, writing on the transition in media between the era of manuscript culture and that of print culture, as well as the role of the printing press in effecting broad cultural change in Western civilization. Eisenstein was educated at Vassar College where she received her B.A., then went on to Radcliffe College for her M.A. and Ph.D, where she studied under Crane Brinton. She taught at American University from 1959 to 1974, then the University of... Show More


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