Grafton, Anthony T(homas)
GRAFTON, Anthony T(homas)
GRAFTON, Anthony T(homas). American, b. 1950. Genres: History, Translations. Career: Historian, educator, and author, specializing in the history of classical scholarship, of Renaissance education, and of early astronomy; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, instructor in history, 1974-1975; Princeton University, Department of History, assistant professor to associate professor, 1975-85, professor, 1985-, Andrew Mellon Professor of History, 1988-1993, Dodge Professor of History, 1993-; Exhibit curator, New York Public Library, NYC, 1992, and Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 1993; Meyer Schapiro lecturer, Columbia University, 1996-1997. Publications: Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship, Vol 1: Textual Criticism and Exegesis, 1983, Vol 2: Historical Chronology, 1993; (with L. Jardine) From Humanism to the Humanities: Education and the Liberal Arts in Fifteenth- and SixteenthCentury Europe, 1986; Forgers and Critics: Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship, 1990; Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science, 1450-1800, 1991; (with A. Shelford and N. Siraisi) New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery, 1992; (with E.F. Rice) The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559, 1994; The Footnote: A Curious History, 1997; Leon Battista Alberti, 2000. Contributor to periodicals. EDITOR: (comp, with H.J. de Jonge) Joseph Scaliger: A Bibliography, 1852-1982, 1982; (with A. Blair) The Transmission of Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1990; Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture (catalogue of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, January 6April 30, 1993), 1993. TRANSLATOR: (with G.W. Most and J.E.G. Zetzel; also author of intro and notes with Most and Zetzel) Prolegomena to Homer, 1795, by F.A. Wolf, 1985. Address: Department of History, Dickinson Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, U.S.A.