College of Arts and Sciences

Renaissance Studies


A Conversation with Anthony Grafton

Thursday, September 8th, 4:00-5:30
College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI)
1211 East Atwater Avenue (Corner of Ballantine and Atwater)

Mark your calendars for the first 2011-12 event of Renaissance Studies, the multi-disciplinary program for faculty and graduate students who work on materials from the 14th to the 17th century.

Anthony Grafton, one of the most eminent historians of Renaissance Europe, is coming to Bloomington on September 8th. Please join him in an informal discussion on the field of Renaissance studies.

Professor Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton and the President of the American Historical Association.
He is the author, coauthor, editor, coeditor, or translator of over twenty books. Among them are the intellectual biographies of the Italian humanist and architect Leon Battista Alberti (2000), the Italian astrologer and physician Girolamo Cardano (1999), and the French classicist and historian Joseph Scaliger (1983, 1993), two collections of essays, “Defenders of the Text” (1991) and “Bring Out Your Dead” (2001), and most recently, with Joanna Weinberg, ““I Have Always Loved the Holy Tongue”: Isaac Casaubon, The Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship” (2011).

The program will begin at 4:00 with a brief introduction by Robert Schneider (IU Professor of History and Editor of the “American Historical Review”), followed by a discussion in which Professor Grafton will answer questions about the field and the profession. There will be coffee, tea and light refreshments.

Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend.
I hope to see you there,

Massimo Scalabrini
Director of Renaissance Studies