Advanced Schools present original research to young academics, who learn about the latest advances in their disciplines from world-class scholars.

The annual Advanced School in Humanities features the interdisciplinary exploration of religious, cultural, social and political ideas. The Schools assume different formats including visits to nearby libraries, lectures, hands-on workshops and roundtables, and discussions of study materials. 

The General Director of the School is Professor Anthony Grafton, multiple-prize recipient. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

General Director

Anthony Grafton

Anthony Grafton

General Director
Princeton University

Early Modern Europe & History of Science

Professor Grafton’s current project is a large-scale study of the science of chronology in 16th- and 17th-century Europe: how scholars attempted to assign dates to past events, reconstruct ancient calendars, and reconcile the Bible with competing accounts of the past. He hopes to reconstruct the complex and dramatic process by which the biblical regime of historical time collapsed, concentrating on the first half of the 17th century. Professor Grafton’s special interests lie in 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 history of science from Antiquity to the Renaissance. He joined the Princeton History Department in 1975 after earning his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1975) in history from the University of Chicago and spending a year at University College London, where he studied with Arnaldo Momigliano.

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