The Program in World Philology


Monday, April 18, 2016  5:00pm - 7:00pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

As part of the Program in World Philology, Anthony Grafton presents "Christianity and Philology: Blood Wedding?"

The Program in World Philology (PWP) aims to unite Columbia scholars across departments and schools around the discipline-based study of texts. Philology, defined over the course of its history as everything from text criticism to “slow reading” to “all erudition in language,” is at base the discipline of making sense of texts. Under this description philology is almost as old as the production of written texts themselves. Over time it has proven to be as central to knowledge as mathematics or philosophy, and its methods, like theirs, have similarly been adopted in other disciplines.


  • Anthony Grafton

    Henry Putnam University Professor of History

    Princeton University


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