MillerComm Lecture Series

Visions of Time in Early Modern Europe

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
Anthony Grafton
4:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

600 South Gregory Street


Event Description

Anthony Grafton recreates the discipline of chronology in early modern Europe. Technical chronology?nowadays pursued by few?was a trendy area of scholarly inquiry in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Its practitioners were polymaths, who used both astronomical data and historical research to date the events of ancient and modern, Eastern and Western history. Great scientists like Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton, and great scholars like Kircher and Vico devoted time, energy and ink to this difficult but once fashionable field. This lecture explains what such great intellects saw in this apparently obscure discipline.Sponsored by: School of Architecture

College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of the Classics, Department of English, Department of French, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Department of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Program in Medieval Studies, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, School of Art and Design, Spurlock Museum, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University Library

Event Video
Anthony Grafton

Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University