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Date(s) - 18 Mar 2014
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Class of 1978 Pavilion, Special Collections Center

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The 2014 A. S. W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography will be presented at the University of Pennsylvania by Ann Blair (Harvard University):

“Hands and Minds at Work”

The three lectures below will begin at 5:30 P.M., in the Class of 1978 Pavilion, the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, located on the 6th floor of the University of Pennsylvania’s Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. The entrance to the Library is on Locust Walk.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Hands and Minds at Work
Thursday, March 20, 2014: Authors and Amanuenses

Intellectual work in early Modern Europe was rarely performed alone, despite literary and iconographical representations to the contrary –scholars worked with others in many ways. In these lectures, Professor Blair focuses on the family members, students, and servants who served as amanuenses by helping an author or scholar in the process of composing and writing.

Professor Blair will also offer an extra, informal seminar for Penn and local students and faculty to discuss her work. This session will be
*Wednesday, March 19, at 10:00am, in the Lea Library in the Kislak Center.*

Ann Blair is Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard College Professor, and Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Harvard University. Her publications include *Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age* (Yale, 2010) and *The Theater of Nature: Jean Bodin and Renaissance Science* (Princeton, 1997).