APR 17 | “Methods of Collaboration Among Early Modern Humanists,” A Lecture by Ann Blair, 5:30 pm.
Dr. Ann Blair is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Harvard University, specializing in early modern France, early modern intellectual and cultural history, and the history of the book. Her research includes the study of the history of academic disciplines and scholarship, with a particular concern for early modern natural philosophy and its interactions with religion. Her recently published book, Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age, reveals how the crisis of ‘information overload’ is not unique to the 21st century. While scholars today may complain of drowning in information and resources made readily available on the internet, scholars of the 16th and 17th centuries experienced a similar dilemma when the mechanization of the printing press led to the production and circulation of massive amounts of books and print. Professor Blair’s talk will surely appeal to all humanists interested in the organization, curation, and reception of scholarly materials across the ages.
Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and Early Modern Studies at Brown University, the talk will take place at the Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown Street).
A link to the event flyer can be found here.