Summary Early life and education Edit
Grafton was born on May 21, 1950, in
New Haven, Connecticut. He was educated at Phillips Academy (Andover).
He attended the
University of Chicago, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1971 and a Master of Arts degree in 1972. He made Phi Beta Kappa in 1970, with honors in history and in the college. After studying at University College, London, under ancient historian Arnaldo Momigliano, from 1973 to 1974, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in history from the University of Chicago in 1975. He still retains links with the University of London's Warburg Institute. 
Grafton married Louise Erlich in 1972, and was married to her until her death in 2019. They had two children.
 Career Edit Works Edit
Anthony Grafton is noted for his studies of the classical tradition from the
Renaissance to the eighteenth century, and in the history of historical scholarship. His many books include a study of the scholarship and chronology of Renaissance scholar Joseph Scaliger (2 vols, 1983–1993), and, more recently, studies of Girolamo Cardano as an astrologer (1999) and Leon Battista Alberti (2000). In 1996, he delivered the Triennial E. A. Lowe Lectures at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, speaking on Ancient History in Early Modern Europe. Together with  Lisa Jardine, he also co-wrote a revisionist account of the significance of Renaissance education ( From Humanism to the Humanities, 1986) and on the marginalia of Gabriel Harvey. 
He also penned several essay collections, including
Defenders of the Text (1991), which deals with the relations between scholarship and science in the early modern period, and, most recently, Worlds Made by Words. His most original and accessible book is The Footnote: A Curious History (1997; published in German as Die Tragischen Ursprünge der deutschen Fußnote), a case study of how the marginal footnote developed as a central and powerful tool in the hands of historians.
He also writes on a wide variety of topics for
, The New Republic , and The American Scholar . He owns a The New York Review of Books bookwheel which he keeps at hand in his home.
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, History, 1993 Member of the
American Philosophical Society, elected 1993 
Balzan Prize for History of the Humanities, 2002 Member of the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 2002  Fellow of
The British Academy, elected 1997  Honorary degree from
Leiden University, 2006  Honorary degree from
University of Oxford, 2013 
The Sigmund H. Danziger, Jr. Memorial Lecture in the Humanities, University of Chicago, 2011
Pour le Mérite
Guggenheim Fellowship Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities Selected publications Edit
Articles Edit Grafton, Anthony. "The History of Ideas: Precept and Practice, 1950–2000 and Beyond". Journal of the History of Ideas 67#1 (2006): 1–32. online
Joseph Scaliger: A Study in the History of Classical Scholarship, Oxford-Warburg Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983–1993). with Lisa Jardine,
From Humanism to the Humanities. Education and the Liberal Arts in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe (London: Duckworth, 1986). ISBN 978-0-7156-2100-4
Forgers and Critics. Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990).
Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Scholarship in the Age of Science, 1450–1800 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1991).
New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1995).
Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997).
The Footnote: A Curious History (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1997).
Cardano's Cosmos : The Worlds and Works of a Renaissance Astrologer (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999).
Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2000).
Bring Out Your Dead: The Past as Revelation (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001).
What Was History?: The Art of History in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). with Megan Hale Williams,
Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2006).
Codex in Crisis (New York: The Crumpled Press, 2008). Video: Anthony Grafton: on Codex in Crisis YouTube, Authors@Google, February 12, 2009. with Brian A. Curran, Pamela O. Long, and Benjamin Weiss,
Obelisk: A History (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Burndy Library and MIT Press, 2009).
Worlds Made by Words (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2009). Review by Véronique Krings, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.09.32 (with Joanna Weinberg),
"I Have Always Loved the Holy Tongue": Isaac Casaubon, The Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2011). Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2020).
Essays Edit Anthony Grafton at The New York Review of Books References Edit
"Anthony Grafton Biography | AHA". www.historians.org.
"Anthony Grafton | Department of History". history.princeton.edu . Retrieved . May 14, 2020
"Anthony T. Grafton, Director — European Cultural Studies". ecs.princeton.edu . Retrieved . June 15, 2020
"History under Attack | Perspectives on History | AHA". www.historians.org.
"Anthony Grafton". The Department of History. The Trustees of Princeton University . Retrieved . September 26, 2012
"Obituary | Louise Erlich Grafton of Princeton, New Jersey".
"Lectures". Gazette. Oxford University. October 5, 1995. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018 . Retrieved . January 23, 2017
Jardine, Lisa; Grafton, Anthony (1990). " "Studied for Action": How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy". Past & Present. 129: 30–78. doi:10.1093/past/129.1.30.
"APS Member History". search.amphilsoc.org . Retrieved . March 21, 2022
"Anthony Grafton". American Academy of Arts & Sciences . Retrieved . May 14, 2020
"Professor Anthony Grafton". The British Academy . Retrieved . July 27, 2020
"Institute for History". Leiden University.
"Honorary degrees awarded at Encaenia | University of Oxford". www.ox.ac.uk . Retrieved . July 27, 2020 External links Edit
C-SPAN YouTube videos:
"Codex in Crisis | Anthony Grafton | Talks at Google". . February 12, 2009. YouTube
"Defending the Humanities (Part 1 of 4)". David Feldman. November 15, 2010. ("Life on the Burning Deck: Defending the Humanities in the 21st Century", a lecture delivered at the University of New Hampshire on November 1, 2010)
"Defending the Humanities (Part 2 of 4)". . November 15, 2010. YouTube
"Defending the Humanities (Part 3 of 4)". . November 15, 2010. YouTube
"Defending the Humanities (Part 4 of 4)". . November 15, 2010. YouTube
"Anthony Grafton, President, 2011, Address delivered January 2012". American Historical Association. January 18, 2012.
"Anthony Grafton: Apocalypse in the Stacks". Green College UBC. April 2, 2013.
"Dirty Fingers: Renaissance Correctors and the Origins of Editing". NorthwesternU. March 8, 2013.
"Visions of Time in Early Modern Europe; March 6, 2007". Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. November 11, 2013.
"Dr. Anthony Grafton: The Organization Professor". Collegium Institute. June 12, 2016.
"Encountering Antiquities in Renaissance Europe: Greek, Jews, and Humanists". . Stanford. July 27, 2017. YouTube (April 2, 2009, Lorenz Eitner Lecture delivered by Anthony Grafton) " "Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe: - Professor Anthony Grafton". uchicagolibrary. November 13, 2020.