History of Reading and History of Scholarship: Relations, Contrasts, Conflicts

1 February 2013

Organised by: Anthony T. Grafton (Princeton) and Peter Mack (Warburg Institute); Chaired by: Lisa Jardine (Queen Mary, London)

Speakers: Karen Collis (Oxford), Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge), Simon Goldhill (Cambridge), Nick Hardy (Oxford), Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge) and Joanna Weinberg (Oxford)


10:15 Registration and Coffee

10:30 Welcome: Peter Mack (Warburg Institute)

Chair: Lisa Jardine (UCL)

Joanna Weinberg (Oxford) - The lives and works of Jacques Bongars and Rabbi Loew, the Maharal of Prague: a reappraisal.

11:20 Nick Hardy (Trinity College, Cambridge) - The lingua Hellenistica and the dimensions of a literary controversy, 1606-1646

12:10 Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge) - Isaac Newton and his books

1:00 Lunch

Chair: Peter Mack (Warburg Institute)

2:00 Karen Collis (University of Oxford) - Jean Le Clerc's Critique of Cartesianism

2.50 Theodor Dunkelgrün (University of Cambridge) - From Benito Arias Montano to Moritz Steinschneider: A twelfth-century Hebrew manuscript and its sixteenth- and nineteenth-century readers

3.40 Tea

4.00 Chair: Tony Grafton (Princeton University)

Simon Goldhill (University of Cambridge) - The ends of tragedy: Hegel’s filial Oedipus

4.50 Lisa Jardine (UCL) - Concluding remarks

5.15 Reception