Anthony Thomas Grafton (b.1950)

Anthony Thomas Grafton (b.1950) is a scholar of early modern European history and the history of science. His areas of interest are book history, historiography, and intellectual history from the 15th-18th centuries.[1]

Life

1950: He was born in May.

c.1960: He was in 6th grade at a public schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut.[3]

c.1966: He graduated high school at Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts). It was there that he won the Catlin Prize in Classics.[3]

1970: He was in Phi Beta Kappa with honors in History and in the college.[1]

1971: He received his BA in History from the University of Chicago.[1]

1972: He received his MA in History from the University of Chicago.[1] He married Louise Erlich.[3]

1973: He began writing his dissertation on Joseph Scaliger.[4, p.581]

1973-1974: He was an occasional student at the University College London.[1]

1975: He received his PhD in History from the University of Chicago.[1] He then joined Princeton’s History Department as an assistant professor.[3]

2011: He was the president of the American Historical Association.[3]

Grafton’s Works

Impagination – Layout and Materiality of Writing and Publication: Interdisciplinary Approaches from East and West (Jan. 2021)

Information: A Historical Companion (Jan. 2021)

Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe (Jun. 2020)

Forgers and Critics, New Edition: Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship (Apr. 2019)

The West: A New History (Jul. 2018)

Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach (Oct. 2016)

Henricus Glareanus’s (1488-1563) Chronologia of the Ancient World (Mar. 2013)

The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe (Nov. 2011)

“I Have Always Loved the Holy Tongue”: Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship. With Joanna Weinberg. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.

Grafton, Anthony. “Apocalypse in the Stacks? The Research Library in the Age of Google.” Daedalus, vol. 138, no. 1, 2009, pp. 87–98. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/40543876. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

Obelisk: A History. With Brian A. Curran, Pamela O. Long, and Benjamin Weiss. Cambridge, MA: Burndy Library and MIT Press, 2009.

Worlds Made by Words. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.

Codex in Crisis. New York: The Crumpled Press, 2008.

Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea. With Megan Hale Williams. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.

What Was History? The Art of History in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Grafton, Anthony. “History’s Postmodern Fates.” Daedalus, vol. 135, no. 2, 2006, pp. 54–69. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20028032. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

Grafton, Anthony. “Dating History: The Renaissance & the Reformation of Chronology.” Daedalus, vol. 132, no. 2, 2003, pp. 74–85. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20027842. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

Bring Out Your Dead: The Past as Revelation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Der Magus. Co-editor with Moshe Idel. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2001.

Historians and Ideologues: Essays in Honor of Donald R. Kelley. Co-editor with John H. M. Salmon. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2001.

Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Culture. Co-editor with William Newman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.

Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance. New York: Hill & Wang, 2000.

Natural Particulars. Co-editor with Nancy Siraisi. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Cardano’s Cosmos: The Worlds and Work of a Renaissance Astrologer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Commerce with the Classics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.

The Footnote: A Curious History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship, vol. II: Historical Chronology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Humanism in an Age of Science, 1450–1800. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991.

The Transmission of Culture in Early Modern Europe. Co-editor with Ann Blair. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.

Forgers and Critics: Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990.

GRAFTON, ANTHONY. “SCHOLARSHIP: Close Encounters of the Learned Kind: Joseph Scaliger’s Table Talk.” The American Scholar, vol. 57, no. 4, 1988, pp. 581–588. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41211628. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

The Uses of Greek and Latin: Historical Essays in Memory of A.D. Momigliano. Co-editor with A.C. Dionisotti and Jill Kraye. London: Warburg Institute, 1988.

From Humanism to the Humanities: The Institutionalizing of the Liberal Arts in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-century Europe. Co-editor with Lisa Jardine Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986.

Prolegomena to Homer [1795]: A Translation with Introduction and Notes , by F.A. Wolf. Translator with Glenn W. Most and James E.G. Zetzel. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship, vol. I: Textual Criticism and Exegesis. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

A massive list of his works can be found here: https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au%3AGrafton%2C+Anthony%2C&qt=hot_author. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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References:

[1] – Princeton University, Department of History. People: Anthony Grafton. https://history.princeton.edu/people/anthony-grafton. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

[2] – Ann Blair & Nicholas Popper. “Anthony Grafton Biography” (2012). https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/presidential-addresses/anthony-grafton/anthony-grafton-biography

[3] – American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Member Directory, Professor Anthony Grafton. https://www.amacad.org/person/anthony-grafton. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

[4] – GRAFTON, ANTHONY. “SCHOLARSHIP: Close Encounters of the Learned Kind: Joseph Scaliger’s Table Talk.” The American Scholar, vol. 57, no. 4, 1988, pp. 581–588. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41211628. Accessed 6 Nov. 2020.

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