Publications

Forthcoming
Blair, Ann, Paul Duguid, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton, ed. Information: A Historical Companion. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, Forthcoming. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A landmark history that traces the creation, management, and sharing of information through six centuries

Price: $65.00 / £54.00
ISBN: 9780691179544
Published: 01/12/2021
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 796
Size: 7 x 10 in.
Illus: 38 b/w illus.
2019
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “'Buchannotationen der Naturphilosophie in der Renaissance: Wie Conrad Gessners Lehrwerk „De Anima“ (1563) kommentiert und interpretiert wurde'.” In Conrad Gessner (1516-1565), edited by Urs Leu and Peter Opitz, 429-448. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. Publisher's Version
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “"Zwischen Integration und Unabhängigkeit: Das Zürcher Hochschulwesen im 16. Jahrhundert".” In Europa und Memoria: Festschrift für Andreas Sohn/Europe et Memoire: Mélanges offerts à Andreas Sohn à l'occasion de son 60ème anniversaire. edited by Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler and Jacques Verger, 253-272. St. Ottilien/Regensburg: EOS/Pustet, 2019. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Anlässlich des 60. Geburtstages von Andreas Sohn, der als Professor für mittelalterliche Geschichte an der Universität Paris XIII – Sorbonne Paris Cité lehrt und forscht, erscheint diese Festschrift. Damit sollen Person und Werk des in Wissenschaft und Kultur international angesehenen Historikers von Kollegen und Freunden, die in mehreren europäischen Ländern (Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien, Österreich, der Schweiz, Ungarn und dem Vatikanstaat) und den USA tätig sind, geehrt werden. Der für die Festschrift gewählte Titel nimmt Bezug auf die periodenübergreifenden Forschungen von Andreas Sohn zur Kirchen-, Ordens-, Sozial-, Stadt- und Universitätsgeschichte sowie zum Kulturerbe Europas, insbesondere Deutschlands, Frankreichs und Italiens.

Buchpräsentation: Graz, Barocksaal des Priesterseminars, Freitag, 28. Juni 2019, 12.15 Uhr

2018
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “'Between integration and independence: cultural development in 16th century Zurich higher education' .” In L'Università e la Riforma Protestante, series "Studi e Ricerche sull'Università", edited by Simona Negruzzo, 171-185. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2018.
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures.” Annals of Science 75, no. 3 (2018): 268–270.
2017
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Reading Books in Natural Philosophy: How Conrad Gessner's Commentary on 'De Anima' (1563) was Annotated and Interpreted.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 93, no. 2 (2017): 69–89. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Conrad Gessner (1516–65) was town physician and lecturer at the Zwinglian reformed lectorium in Zurich. His approach towards the world and mankind was centred on his preoccupation with the human soul, an object of study that had challenged classical writers such as Aristotle and Galen, and which remained as important in post-Reformation debate. Writing commentaries on Aristotle's De Anima (On the Soul) was part of early-modern natural philosophy education at university and formed the preparatory step for studying medicine. This article uses the case study of Gessner's commentary on De Anima (1563) to explore how Gessner's readers prioritised De Anima's information. Gessner's intention was to provide the students of philosophy and medicine with the most current and comprehensive thinking. His readers' responses raise questions about evolving discussions in natural philosophy and medicine that concerned the foundations of preventive healthcare on the one hand, and of anatomically specified patho- logical medicine on the other, and Gessner's part in helping these develop.
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Philosophical Treatises in the Renaissance.” In Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Philosophy between 1300 and 1650, ed. Marco Sgarbi. Dordrecht et al. Springer, 2017. Publisher's VersionAbstract

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The Renaissance treatise, lat. tractatus, is defined by its format as an explanatory text presenting description, arguments and evidence to formulate a valid opinion about an object of knowledge. The variety of topics ranges through all the early scholastic disciplines. The following characterization of treatises is based on a thorough study of Latin European treatises in print that have "tractatus" in their title and have been catalogued by the Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC). USTC's chronological range is from the beginning of print in the 1450s to the end of the 16th century.

 

Authors used the notion of tractatus in philosophy, broadly defined, with roughly the following several aspects of reasoning: encyclopedic showcases; interpretations and re-organisations of ancient and medieval texts; mathematical, astrological and cosmographical descriptions; and logical thinking. Whereas these forms evince different aspects of reasoning and modes of discussion, the term tractatus may be introduced at the same time merely as an organisational element, and refer to the late antique indication of separate essays on the same subject within the same volume.

 

The notion of philosophical treatise we are familiar with through the work by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1922), the tractatus logicus was not the sole form that Renaissance philosophical treatises assumed. On the contrary, we acknowledge a wealth of forms and formats, and different ways of argumentation and collecting of evidence, all connected under the header "philosophy" and "tractatus". We can reasonably conclude that the authors in the 16th century were highly experimental, trying out new forms for reasoning and explaining.

 

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Goeing, Anja-Silvia. Storing, Archiving, Organizing: The Changing Dynamics of Scholarly Information Management in Post-Reformation Zurich. Library of the Written Word.. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Storing, Archiving, Organizing: The Changing Dynamics of Scholarly Information Management in Post-Reformation Zurich is a study of the Lectorium at the Zurich Grossmünster, the earliest of post-Reformation Swiss academies, initiated by the church reformer Huldrych Zwingli in 1523. This institution of higher education was planned in the wake of humanism and according to the demands of the reforming church. Scrutinizing the institutional archival records, Anja-Silvia Goeing shows how the lectorium’s teachers used practices of storing, archiving, and organizing to create an elaborate administrative structure to deal with students and to identify their own didactic and disciplinary methods. She finds techniques developing that we today would consider important to understand the history of information management and knowledge transfer.

2016
Blair, Ann, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton. For the sake of learning: essays in honor of Anthony Grafton. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions, volume 18. Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2016.Abstract
Scope and content: "In this tribute to Anthony Grafton, a preeminent historian of early modern European intellectual and textual culture and of classical scholarship, fifty-eight contributors present new research across the many areas in which Grafton has been active. The articles span topics from late antiquity to the 20th century, from Europe to North American, and a full spectrum of fields of learning, including art history, the history of science, classics, Jewish and oriental studies, church history and theology, English and German literature, political, social, and book history. Major themes include the communities and dynamics of the Republic of Letters, the reception of classical texts, libraries and book culture, the tools, genres and methods of learning. Contributors are: James S. Amelang, Ann Blair, Christopher S. Celenza, Stuart Clark, Thomas Dandelet, Lorraine Daston, Mordechai Feingold, Paula Findlen, Anja-Silvia Goeing, Robert Goulding, Alastair Hamilton, James Hankins, Nicholas Hardy, Kristine Louise Haugen, Bruce Janacek, Lisa Jardine, Henk Jan de Jonge, Diane Greco Josefowicz, Roland Kany, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Arthur Kiron, Jill Kraye, Urs B. Leu, Scott Mandelbrote, Suzanne Marchand, Margaret Meserve, Paul Michel, Peter N. Miller, Glenn W. Most, Martin Mulsow, Paul Nelles, William R. Newman, C. Philipp E. Nothaft, Laurie Nussdorfer, Jürgen Oelkers, Brian W. Ogilvie, Nicholas Popper, Virginia Reinburg, Daniel Rosenberg, Sarah Gwyneth Ross, Ingrid D. Rowland, David Ruderman, Hester Schadee, Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann, Richard Serjeantson, Salvatore Settis, Jonathan Sheehan, William H. Sherman, Nancy Siraisi, Jacob Soll, Peter Stallybrass, Daniel Stolzenberg, N.M. Swerdlow, Dirk van Miert, Kasper van Ommen, Arnoud Visser, Joanna Weinberg and Helmut Zedelmaier"--Provided by publisher.
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. ““Geeignet für Studenten der Philosophie, Medizin und Philologie”: Gessners Unterrichtsmaterialien für das Zürcher Lektorium.” In Facetten eines Universums. Conrad Gessner 1516–2016, ed. Urs B. Leu and Mylène Ruoss, 43-52. Zurich: Verlag der Zürcher Zeitung, 2016. Publisher's Version gessner_goeing_anja-silvia.pdf
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Paduan Extracurricular Rhetoric, 1488–1491.” In Blair, Ann, Anja-Silvia Goeing. For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton. Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions. 2016. 18:542–560. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2016. Goeing-Paduan-2016.pdf
2014
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “La muséographie allemande au XVIIIe s.: comment Neickel et Kanold présentent en 1727 leur inventaire des collections européennes.” Curiositas (Website) (2014).Abstract
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Review: Karine Crousaz, L’Académie de Lausanne entre Humanisme et Réforme (ca. 1537–1560), Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 41 (Leiden: Brill, 2012).” History of Universities (2014): 176-180. goeing-crousaz-review.doc
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Communities of Learned Experience: Epistolary Medicine in the Renaissance.(Book Review).” The Sixteenth Century Journal 45, no. 1 (2014): 212–213. Goeing2014-scj45-1
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. Summus Mathematicus et Omnis Humanitatis Pater: The Vitae of Vittorino Da Feltre and the Spirit of Humanism. Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v. 33. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014.. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014. Publisher's VersionAbstract

This book revises the picture of the teacher and educator of princes, Vittorino Rambaldoni da Feltre (c. 1378, Feltre -- 1446, Mantua), taking a completely new approach to show his work and life from the individual perspectives created by his students and contemporaries. From 1423 to 1446, Vittorino da Feltre was in charge of a school in Mantua, where his students included not only the offspring of Italy’s princes, but also the first generation of authors dealing with books in print. Among his students were historians like Bartolomeo Sacchi (named Platina), who wrote an extensive history of the popes, and mathematicians like Jacopo Cassiano (Cremonensis), who translated the work of Archimedes from Greek into Latin. Vittorino is still regarded as the educationalist of Italian Renaissance humanism per sé. This work not only contributes to the study of the history of Italian humanist institutions, it also uses available sources to demonstrate the development of a new attitude to education in Italy.

1 Introduction ............................................................................................... 1

 2 The Sources on Vittorino da Feltre ........................................................ 13

 3 Sassolo da Prato’s Correspondence with Leonardo Dati, ca. 1443–1444 ..................................................................................................................... 57

4 The Concept of Education in the Second Generation
of Vitae and Portraits of Vittorino da Feltre ................................................. 95

4.1 The Saints’ Lives of Francesco da Castiglione ........................... 97
4.2 The Commentary of Bartolomeo Sacchi, Named Platina .......... 112
4.3 Francesco Prendilacqua’s Dialogue .......................................... 121

 5 Between History and Praise: Approaches on Understanding
Humanist Biographies ................................................................................ 135

 6 Appendix: The Letter of Sassolo da Prato About Vittorino,

Translated into English by James Astorga ................................................. 141

 References ................................................................................................ 155

 Index................... ....................................................................................... 173

 

frontmatterandintroduction.pdf Vittorino da Feltre, by Justus van Ghent, between 1460 and 1480
2013
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Érudits, voyageurs et hommes d’Église: la portée du cabinet de curiosités des Fondations Francke piétistes à Halle.” In Dominique Moncond’hui, ed., La licorne etle bézoard. Une histoire des cabinets de curiosités d’hier à aujourd’hui, catalogue of the exhibition “La Licorne et le Bézoard" at Poitiers, 18 October 2013 to 16 March 2014, 223-228. Montreuil: Gourcuff Gradenigo, 2013. Publisher's Version erudits-goeing.pdf
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Storing to Know: Konrad Gessner’s De Anima and relations between textbooks and citation collections in 16th century Europe.” In Anja-Silvia Goeing, Anthony T.Grafton, Paul Michel, eds, Collectors' Knowledge: What is kept, what is discarded, 209-242. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2013. Publisher's Version goeing-gessner2013.pdf
Goeing, Anja-Silvia, Anthony Grafton, and Paul Michel, ed. Collectors’ Knowledge : What Is Kept, What Is Discarded / Aufbewahren Oder Wegwerfen: Wie Sammler Entscheiden. Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History, Volume 227.. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2013. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Drawing on case studies from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, covering Europe and beyond, Collectors’ Knowledge: What is Kept, What is Discarded investigates how knowledge was acquired, organized and sometimes lost. It examines collections of texts and objects—libraries, textbooks, miscellanies, commonplace books, data collections pertaining to historical events, encyclopedias, royal and ducal treasures, curiosity cabinets, galleries and museums—to uncover the processes of accumulation, organization, selection and rejection that have shaped learning. The essays emphasize the complex relationship between the intentions of collectors and the limitations they encountered—issues of format, presentation, display and storage—as well as outside forces that disrupted their aims, including pillage and natural disasters.

Contributors include: Stephen Bann, Laurence Brockliss, François de Capitani, Livia Cárdenas, Steven Conn, Anja-Silvia Goeing, Anthony T. Grafton, Janet Grau, Jürgen Leonhardt, Ulrich Marzolph, Paul Michel, Jürgen Oelkers, Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann, Nicola Schneider, Gerald Schwedler, Iolanda Ventura, Monika Wicki, and Marc Winter.

Collectors' Knowledge: Frontmatter and Introduction.pdf
2012
Goeing, Anja-Silvia. “Review of The Making of the Humanities.” Renaissance Quarterly 65, no. 3 (2012): 871-873. Publisher's Version
2011
Goeing, Anja-Silvia, and Devan Barker. “Werner Jaeger and Robert Ulich: Two Émigré Scholars on Educational Theory.” In Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler, eds., German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History, 1-18. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2011.

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