How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
Citations since 2017
12 Research Items
February 2020 - present
Società Napoletana di Storia Patria
December 2015 - December 2016
- PostDoc Position
- I was selected by the Laboratoire d’Excellence “History, Anthropology, Knowledge, Techniques and Beliefs” HASTEC (EPHE-PSL)
When do books start living? When the author first conceives them, when they are written, when they are published or when they are known by a large public? It is not easy to answer, but the eighteenth century is full of translations of scientific texts, which are published much later than the original one, but they are very interesting for the circu...
The excavations of the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum had a great success in the explosion of melodrama, because of their charm of a world interrupted at the top of their development by a natural disaster. Sometimes this historical event has been a symbol of divine wrath, or a case study to go deeper in the knowledge of huge volcanic eruptions, m...
The French Revolution inexorably marked the year 1789 as a turning point in European history, but it wasn’t the only revolution that year that began in France and went on to shake the world. The Chemical Revolution, led by Antoine Lavoisier, dramatically reorganized the discipline of chemistry with new methodological premises and new discoveries....
When books start living? When the author thought them, when he wrote them, when they are published or when they are known by a large public? It is not easy to reply, but in the Eighteenth century some cases of translations of scientific texts can be useful to reflect about that question. The paper focuses on the translation of the seminal work of...
Il referto radiologico a misura di utente: è possibile?, in La comunicazione radiologica condivisa: gli esami normali e negativi [Communication in Radiology], in «Il giornale italiano di Radiologia Medica», Schiavon F., Dazzi G., Guerra C., Guglielmi G., Rotondo A. (eds.), 3, p. 196-199, ISSN 2283-8376
This essay that examines the role of the volcano as a chemical site in the late eighteenth century, as the "new chemistry" spread throughout the southern Italian Kingdom of Naples, resulting in lively debates. In Naples itself, these scientific debates were not confined to academies, courts, and urban spaces. In the absence of well-equipped chemica...
The studies of Thomas Kuhn gave a new interpretation of the philosophy of science (1977, 1978, 1983, 1995). This new kind of approach consists of a total reorganization even of the linguistic ways, to approach the whole scientific enterprise as well as that of individual scientists, so that even today the notion of “paradigm” is an essential one. T...
This chapter considers the science of mind in terms of reductionism proper, optimal reductionism, emergent interactionism, and synthetic integration. Examples of reductionism proper, optimal reductionism, and emergent interactionism are introduced from physics, chemistry, primatology, and psychology. Reductionism proper and optimal reductionism are...
I gave 3 lectures for the Summer School "Climate Change in the Coastal Zone" organised by the ISTITUTO VENETO DI SCIENZE LETTERE ED ARTI (IVSLA). Oranizing committee: Carlo Barbante Marco Marani Andrea Rinaldo Thomas Stocker It is the first of a cycle Schools specifically devoted to the study of Climate Science. The School took place in Venice at Palazzo Franchetti, in the period July 18-23, 2022. https://www.istitutoveneto.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/1844