Portrait by Beatrice Mazzone
I am a historian and philosopher of science based in the Netherlands. I work as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Erasmus School of Philosophy in Rotterdam, where I run the EU-funded project Cartesian Networks. Before coming to Rotterdam, I was a Frances Yates Short-Term Fellow at the Warburg Institute in London. I hold a PhD in Renaissance Studies (2019) from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.
About what I do
Science fascinates me. In my research, I am committed to understanding how scientists come up with new ideas, and how those ideas spread and get accepted. As a historian, I believe there are lessons that can be learned from the past. At the same time, I am an advocate of interdisciplinarity. Methods and insights from the social and natural sciences can be applied to the humanities. Let’s make the most of it!