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Leonardo Anatrini

 

Position

 

Assegnista di ricerca (Research Fellow)
M-STO/05 - Storia della Scienza e delle Tecniche (History of Science and Technology)

 

Address

 

Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia
Via della Pergola 58-60
50121 Firenze

 

Contacts

 

leonardo.anatrini(AT)unifi.it
ORCID
Academia

 

 

Research Activity

 

Research Fellowship (Assegno di ricerca) "Theories and Experimental Practices in Chemistry Between the 19th and 20th Centuries" (from 10/01/2023 to 09/30/2024)

 

 

Other academic appointments

 

  • Since 09/2023: Adjunct Professor in the History of Science and Technology (M-STO/05)
    University of Florence, Department of Humanities - Via della Pergola, 60 - 50121 Florence
  • 04/2022 - 04/2023: Research Fellow in the History of Science and Technology (M-STO/05)
    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Studies on Language and Culture - Largo Sant’Eufemia, 19 - 41121 Modena
  • 03/2022 - 04/2023: Adjunct Professor in the History of Science and Technology (M-STO/05)
    University of Siena, Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences - Viale L. Cittadini, 33 - 52100 Arezzo

 

Education

 

  • 06/2021: Ph.D., University of Ferrara, Humanities (Summa cum Laude)
    Supervisors: Prof. Marco Bresadola (University of Ferrara),
    Prof. Marco Ciardi (University of Florence) - AY 2017/18
  • 03/2016: M.A., University of Bologna, Historical Sciences (LM-84 - History)
    First-class honours - AY 2013/14
  • 11/2013: B.A., University of Bologna, Oriental History (L-42 - History)
    First-class honours - AY 2010/11

 

 

Memberships, Fellowships, Prizes & Grants

 

  • 10/2023 - 06/2024: Research Award from the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC)
  • 12/2022 - 10/2023: Member of the steering committee for the XX Conference of the Italian National Group ‘Foundations and History of Chemistry’
  • 04/2023: Member of the steering committee for Organismi, evoluzione e conoscenza, final conference of the “La biblioteca della vita” project, funded by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia under the FAR Mission Oriented 2021 scheme
  • 05/2022: Mention of merit for the 2022 Young Scholar Prize - Italian Society for the History of Science (SISS)
  • 05/2020 - 01/2022: Member of the Editorial Board of Galilaeana. Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Science (ISSN 1971-6052)
  • 01/2018 - 06/2021: Member of the Interdepartmental Research Unit on the History and Communication of Science - University of Ferrara (Director: Prof. Marco Bresadola)
  • 05/2018 - 01/2020: Invited Research Fellow of the PRIN 2015 Galileo’s Science and Myth in Europe Between 17th and 19th Centuries, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (action #215XYM4WN) - Research Unit of the University of Siena           
  • 2018: Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Research grant for the history of science dissemination project Neurosciences in-formation: A Visual History of Galvanism (Supervisor: Prof. Marco Bresadola, University of Ferrara)
  • 2014 - 2015: ER.GO (Regional Authority of Emilia Romagna for the Right to Higher Education) Merit Scholarship for Postgraduate Students
  • 2011 - 2013: ER.GO (Regional Authority of Emilia Romagna for the Right to Higher Education) Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

 

 

Publications

 

Books

 

  • Bevitori di mercurio. Storie di alchimia da Lavoisier a oggi.
    Roma, Carocci (forthcoming, 2024) [Monograph];
  • (with MARCO CIARDI), La scienza impossibile. Percorsi dell’alchimia in Francia tra Ottocento e Novecento. Roma, Carocci, 2019 (Monograph)
    Reviews: L. CERRUTI and E. GHIBAUDI, “Nuncius”, 35,3 (2020), pp. 746-749;

 

Edited volumes

 

  • Thomas-Henri Martin, Atlantide (1841). Appunti per la fine di una leggenda. Milano-Udine, Mimesis, 2017 [Italian edition and historical-scientific commentary];

 

Book chapters (peer-reviewed)

 

  • A Peculiar Case of Entrepreneurial Bravery. The First Edition of Galileo Galilei’s Collected Works in the Context of Mid-17th-Century Publishing and Censorship, in Ann-Marie Hansen, Arthur der Weduwen (eds.), Crisis, Continuity and Change in the Book Trade, 1650-1750. Leiden-Boston, Brill (forthcoming, 2024) (Conference proceedings);
  • Il sottile fascino dell’autorità. I chimici e l’alchimia in Francia dopo Lavoisier, in Maurizio D’Auria (ed.), Atti del XIX Convegno Nazionale di Storia e Fondamenti della Chimica. Roma, Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL, 2022, pp. 39-47 (Conference proceedings);
  • Primacy, Prestige & Authority. The Bolognese Edition of the ‘Opere’ at the Dawn of Galilean Mythology, in Massimo Bucciantini (ed.), The Science and Myth of Galileo between Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries in Europe (Proceedings of the International Conference - Florence, 29-31 January 2020). Firenze, Leo S. Olschki, 2021, pp. 53-68 (Conference proceedings);
  • Creation and Circulation of Devotional Contributions: The Work of Serafino Razzi, in Fausta Navarro (ed.), Plautilla Nelli. Arte e devozione sulle orme di Savonarola. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Uffizi Gallery (8 March - 4 June 2017). Livorno, Sillabe, 2017, pp. 142-157;
  • Sulla permanenza della tematica del solvente universale nella speculativa alchemica francese di fine Ottocento, in Marco Taddia (ed.), Atti del XVI Convegno Nazionale di Fondamenti e Storia della Chimica. Roma, Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL, 2016, pp. 47-56 (Conference proceedings);

 

Articles (peer-reviewed)

 

  • The Mixed Blessings of Pragmatism. Jean-Baptiste Dumas and the (Al)chemical Quest for Metallic Transmutation, “Substantia. An International Journal of the History of Chemistry”, 7,2 (2023), pp. 121-136 (Journal article);
  • The Theologian’s Endgame. On the Recently Discovered Censorial Report on Galileo’s ‘Dialogue’
    and Related Documents, “Galilaeana. Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Science”, 17 (2020), pp. 219-288 (Journal article);
  • (with Marco Ciardi), D’histoires oublièes et langues perdues. Le lexique comme outil de recherche dans l’histoire de l’alchimie et de la chimie, “Lingue Culture Mediazioni - LCM Journal“ 6,2 (2019), pp. 33-52 (Journal article);
  • Science in the Margins: Reading Purposes of Galileo’s 17th-Century Scholars, “Galilaeana. Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Science”, XV (2018), pp. 301-313 (Essay review);

 

Conference papers

 

  • The Invisible Dealer. Book Trade Strategies, Economic Intermediation, and Cultural Promotion in the Correspondence of Carlo Roberto Dati (1619 - 1676), Granducal Proto-Librarian “Circulation of Written Heritage: Local Production, Global Knowledge (15th-19th Centuries)” International Conference, Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos/Instituto de Historia; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Seville (4-5 December 2023);
  • Da Frankenstein alla Garfagnana: Mary Shelley tra chimica e alchimia (with Marco Ciardi) “XX Convegno del Gruppo Nazionale di Fondamenti e Storia della Chimica” International Conference, Accademia Lucchese di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (10-13 October 2023);
  • Quantificare i doni della morte. Giovan Battista Della Porta fra sperimentalismo e magia nera (with Laura Incollingo)
    “Natura incognita”
    Second International Conference of Early Career Scholars in the History of Science, SISS (Italian Society for the History of Science), Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples (6-8 September 2023);
  • Tra divulgazione e speculazione: sulla sintesi evolutiva di Federico Sacco (1864 - 1948)
    “Organismi, evoluzione e conoscenza”
    Project Conference funded by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia under the FAR Mission Oriented 2021 scheme (21 April 2023);
  • Il sottile fascino dell’autorità. I chimici e l’alchimia in Francia dopo Lavoisier “XIX Convegno del Gruppo Nazionale di Fondamenti e Storia della Chimica” International Conference, University of Basilicata (26-28 September 2022);
  • Before Paracelsus Became Mainstream. Defence of Medical Practice, Professional Secrecy and Rejection of Alchemy in the Work of Angelo Forte, Physician and Natural Philosopher “Medicine in Early Modern Italy: Between Theory and Practice, 1500-1700” International Conference, Medici Archive Project, Florence (19 November 2021);
  • A Complicated and Cumbersome Legacy. Definitions and Histories of Alchemy in the Narratives of Scientists, Popularisers and Occultists During the 19th Century
    “Storie di Scienza (Histories of Science)”
    First International Conference of Early Career Scholars in the History of Science, SISS (Italian Society for the History of Science), online (15-17 October 2021);
  • Beyond Truth, Belief and Authority: Science, Censorship and Book Trade in Bologna During the 17th Century
    “Institutions and Book Market During the Early Modern Period: Between Regulation and Promotion” International Conference, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville (6-7 February 2020);
  • Primato, prestigio e autorità. L’edizione bolognese delle ‘Opere’ fra Nuova Scienza e diffusione del mito galileiano
    “The Science and Myth of Galileo between 17th and 19th Centuries in Europe” International Conference, Museo Galileo, Florence (29-31 January 2020);
  • The Dissemination of New Science: The Quest for Galileo’s Opera omnia as a Case Study in the History of 17th-century Censorship, Publishing and Book Trade
    “Crisis or Enlightenment? Developments in the Book Trade, 1650-1750” International Conference, St Andrews University (20-22 June 2019);
  • Del vetriolo filosofico: alla ricerca del solvente universale nella Francia di fine Ottocento
    “XVI Convegno del Gruppo Nazionale di Fondamenti e Storia della Chimica” National Conference, University of Bologna (22-24 September 2015).

 

 

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03.10.2023

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