Fri, March 28, 2008 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
The nineteenth century witnessed the development of different approaches to scholarship. The rather abstruse notion of 'philology' gave birth to the modern academic disciplines that we group together today as the 'humanities' and the 'social sciences'. These include not only disciplines with fairly obvious literary and historical roots, such as classics and comparative literature, but also, for instance, anthropology, art history, and religion. In view of their common origins in the nineteenthJames Turner teaches in the History Department and the doctoral program in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests lie in American and modern British intellectual history, especially the history of universities and academic knowledge. His recent books are The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton (1999), The Sacred and the Secular University (with Jon H. Roberts, 2000), and Language, Religion, Knowledge (2003). He is currently writing a book on the origin of the modern humanities, from classical antiquity to the early twentieth century, with a focus on modern Britain and North America.