Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, will give a lecture entitled "The First Theorists of History". This is the first lecture that he will give at Stanford in the Harry Camp Memorial Lecture series (January 30-February 2, 2006). The second lecture is on Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m.
Professor Grafton, an intellectual historian, is author of Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Humanisim in an Age of Science, 1450-1800, Cardano's Cosmos: The Worlds and Work of a Renaissance Astrologer, Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance, and Bring Out Your Dead: The Past as Revelation. His forthcoming work is entitled Researching Revelation: Origen, Eusebius and the Library of Caesarea.
Professor Grafton is currently Chair of the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University. In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards, including the Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in 2003, he is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Grafton is the editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas and has been on the editorial board of American Scholar since 1999.
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