Leading Historian of Scholarship, Science and Religious Traditions at UBC March 18–23, 2013
Anthony Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University.
His special interests lie in the cultural history of Renaissance Europe, the history of books
and readers, the history of scholarship and education in the West from Antiquity to the 19th century, and the history of science from Antiquity to the Renaissance.
His many acclaimed books include studies of major figures in early modern European intellectual history (Leon Battista Alberti, Girolamo Cardano, Joseph Scaliger, Isaac Casaubon), The Footnote: A Curious History (1997), What Was History? (2006), Christianity and the Transformation of the Book (2006), Codex in Crisis (2009), and Humanists with Inky Fingers: The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe (2011).
He is a regular contributor to the The New Republic and The New York Review of Books, winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Balzan Prize for History of Humanities, and the Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award, and a past President of the American Historical Association.
His current research project focusses on the collapse of the biblical regime of historical time in Europe in the first half of the 17th century.
Anthony Grafton will be presenting four talks on the UBC campus during his stay as a Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor. Please see here for talk details. All events in the Green Visiting Professorship are open to the public without charge or ticketing. Space is limited at all venues.