Books and the Magus

Monday, 21 April 2003 - 5:30pm

Class of '55 Room, Second Floor, University of Pennsylvania Library

Books and the Magus

Johannes Trithemius, 1462-1516

Anthony Grafton

Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University

Cosponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Library and the Penn Humanities Forum

Two lectures by Anthony Grafton:

April 21—Scholarship and Imagination in a Renaissance Library

April 23—Magic and Philology in a Humanist’s Career

The Rosenbach Lectures are the longest continuing series of bibliographical lectureships in the United States. The series began in 1931, with Christopher Morley as the first Rosenbach Fellow. Over the years, lecture topics have included fifteenth-century printing, the relationships between print and manuscript, papermaking, book illustration, American reading and publishing, and medical and scientific texts.

Consponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Library

Suggested Reading

Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe, Edited by William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton (MIT Press, 2001)

Johannes Trithemius

The I Tatti Renaissance Library

Library of Congress Exhibition (1993), Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture