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Carlo Ginzburg and Anthony Grafton on ARNALDO MOMIGLIANO



Carlo Ginzburg and Anthony Grafton on ARNALDO MOMIGLIANO

Historians Anthony Grafton and Carlo Ginzburg will discuss the work of Arnaldo Momigliano, one of the most distinguished 20th-century scholars of ancient and modern history. In 1939, following the promulgation of Italy's racial laws, Momigliano was forced to leave his professorship in Turin. He continued his career at Oxford, London, and later in Chicago. His study of ancient and classic historiography and the emergence of national history are essential to the contemporary debate on religion, politics, and the understanding of the past.

Carlo Ginzburg is an Italian noted historian and proponent of the field of microhistory. His fields of interest range from the Italian Renaissance to early modern European history, with contributions to art history, literary studies, and the theory of historiography. He is best known for The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller. Among his works are The Night Battles (1966); Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (2013); Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath (1991); The Judge and the Historian: Marginal Notes on a Late-Twentieth-Century Miscarriage of Justice (1999); and Threads and Traces: True False Fictive (2012).

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton. His work focuses on the cultural history of Renaissance Europe, the history of books and readers, the history of scholarship and education in the West from Antiquity to the 19th century, and the long-term history of scholarly practices. He is the author of many books including. Defenders of the Text (1991) and Bring Out Your Dead (2001); What Was History?: The Art of History in Early Modern Europe (2012); Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach (2016) with Glenn W. Most.

This program celebrates the first year anniversary of the print edition of Tablet magazine, whose first issue featured a long essay on Arnaldo Momigliano by Anthony Grafton.

The event will take place at:

CIMA, Center for Italian Modern Art 421, Broome Street, 4th floor

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free Admission RSVP required 




Date: Thursday, December 08, 2016

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Centro Primo Levi

In collaboration with : IIC

Entrance : Free


CIMA Center for Italian Modern Art, 421, Broome St