Université de Strasbourg

Frédéric Barbier

Frédéric BarbierBorn in 1952, former student of the École nationale des chartes (promotion 1976), PhD in Humanities (1987, University Paris IV). Director of the library of Valenciennes (1976-1982), researcher (1982) and then director of research at CNRS (1992). Director of studies at École pratique des Hautes Études (VIe section, Book history and civilisation). Project manager at French Historical Institute of Göttingen (1998-2000), professor of book history at the National School of Information Sciences and Libraries (2000-2004).
Doctor honoris causa of the University of Szeged.
Recently published books : L’Europe de Gutenberg. Le livre et l’invention de la modernité occidentale (XIIIe-XVIe siècle) (2006) (Europe of Gutenberg. Book and invention of western modernity (12th-16th cent.) ; La Capitale des livres. Le monde du livre et de la presse à Paris, du Moyen Âge au XXIe siècle (2007) (Capital of books. The world of book and press in Paris, from Middle-Ages to 21st cent)) ; Le Rêve grec de Monsieur de Choiseul. Les voyages d’un européen des Lumières (2010) (The greek dream of Mr de Choiseul. Journeys of an European from the Enlightenment) ; Histoire du livre en Occident (2012) (Book history in the West). Coming soon : Histoire des bibliothèques, du Musée d’Alexandrie aux bibliothèques virtuelles (2013) (History of Libraries, from the museum in Alexandria to virtual libraries). Editor of Histoire et civilisation du livre. Revue internationale (Genève). (2006) (Book History and Civilisation. International Review).
Former student of Henri-Jean Martin, and his successor at École pratique des Hautes Études, Fréderic Barbier is a specialist of book and printing history from 15th to 20th cent., as well as the issue of cultural transfers between France, Germany and Central and Eastern European countries.

As part of his Fellowship, Frédéric Barbier is working on the project Libraries and cultural transfer: the case of the National University Library (BNU) Strasbourg.

Here is the webpage of Professor Barbier.

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