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.
- Monday, March 17, 2014: Hidden Helpers
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Hands and Minds at Work
- Thursday, March 20, 2014: Authors and Amanuenses
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).