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Date(s) - 31 Jan 2013
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Butler Library, Columbia University


“Methods of Collaboration Among Early Modern Humanists”
Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University

Humanists of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries worked with helpers of various kinds (servants, amanuenses, and family members) and with peers, either at the same time or over time by contributing to a work through successive editions. In this talk, Blair will discuss how collaboration was depicted (or not), in images and in writing, in manuscript and in print. In some circumstances collaboration was occluded to support the image of the solitary great man at work, but in other contexts collaboration was touted as an asset that enhanced the work’s authority.

All talks will take place at 6:00pm in 523 Butler Library on the Columbia University Morningside campus. Descriptions of the talks and speaker bios can be found on the BHC website: