Ann Blair

Courses Previously Taught

Courses offered in previous years and expected to be offered in the future:



Culture and Belief 20 (formerly Historical Studies A-27): Reason and Faith in the West (core course, Fall '00, Fall '02, Fall '05).
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History 1318: History of the Book and of Reading (lecture course, Spring 1998, Spring '03, Spring '06).
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(2006-07 academic year)
Course website (spring 2010)

History 1151 (formerly History 1450): Early modern France, 1500-1715 (lecture course, Fall 1996; Spring '00, Spring '04, Spring '07); includes an optional extra discussion section in French.
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Graduate Seminars

History 2121: Cultural History of Early Modern Europe

History 2321/English 259 (with Leah Price, English Dept): Methods in History of the Book

Graduate Reading Lists

Early Modern France and Early Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History
History of the Book

Past Conference Courses and Seminars:

History 81a (formerly History 1309): History in Early Modern Europe

History 73b: Introduction to Intellectual History

History 90b: Sophomore Tutorial in Early Modern European History
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History 98: Junior Tutorial on the History of Harvard

History 90d: Sophomore Tutorial in Intellectual History

History and Literature 97: Sophomore tutorial in Early Modern Europe (full year 2000-01)
Fall syllabus
Spring syllabus

The Two Cultures: the Sciences and the Humanities in Historical Perspective (Freshman Seminar, Spring 2000)

Educational ideals and practices, from ancient Rome to the Enlightenment (conference course, Spring 1997)
Hist 1167 syllabus

Multicultural Switzerland (Freshman Seminar, Fall 1997)

Crisis in European Consciousness, 1680-1715 (conference course, Fall 1997)
Hist 1452 syllabus

Graduate seminar in early modern French intellectual and cultural history
Hist 2320 syllabus

Two Cultures: The Sciences and the Humanities in Historical Perspective (Freshman Seminar, Spring 2000)