A Scholar’s Library is a Scholars’ Trap: Ramon Sibiuda’s “Science of Man”, Nicolas of Cusa’s Library, and the Materiality of (Non)Reception

Date: 

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Gould Hall, I Tatti

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Speaker: Thomas Gruber (I Tatti)

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Thomas Gruber is a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Assistant to the Director for Publications and Conferences. He holds a D.Phil. in History from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes scholar at Merton College and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. Before coming to I Tatti, he pursued a career as a strategy consultant, policy advisor to the German Federal Parliament, and consultant to UNESCO. Thomas’ research interests include Renaissance anthropology, the history of unbelief, the methodology of the reception of ideas, and the life and intellectual networks of Ernst H. Kantorowicz. His publications have focused on the transcultural and cross-epochal history of the idea of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad as the 'Three Impostors'.