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Dr. Anthony Grafton to deliver keynote address

Posted on May 17, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University and 2011 President of the American Historical Association, will deliver the keynote address of this year's New England Renaissance Conference.

A world renowned scholar on Renaissance, early modern, and medieval history spanning Europe, the Mediterranean world, and the Americas, Grafton is the author of more than thirty books and one of the most distinguished historians of his generation.

One of his main interests addresses varied communities of the learned, including "intellectual families" created by individuals who were seeking ways to express bonds of affection and loyalty that grew out of intellectual kinship.

Among numerous awards, Grafton has won a Guggenheim Fellowship (1989), the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1993), the Balzan Prize for History of the Humanities (2002), and the Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award (2003).

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