Portrait by Beatrice Mazzone
I am a historian of philosophy and science based in Florence, Italy. As Deborah Loeb Brice Fellow at I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, I am writing a book on Giordano Bruno’s quest for infinity. Before coming to Florence, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Erasmus School of Philosophy in Rotterdam, where I ran the EU-funded project Cartesian Networks. I hold a PhD from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (2019).
About what I do
Innovation fascinates me. In my research, I am committed to understanding how philosophers and 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!