Teaching and research are the two cores of my professional life. Following the disciplinary tradition marking the teaching of the history of philosophy and science – yet, combining it with my personal approach – my classes are marked by an intertwining of inductive and deductive strategies. My teaching philosophy is grounded on the principles of active learning and the universal design for learning (UDL), prioritising a multiplicity of means by which students can engage, express, and assess themselves and the epistemic contents encountered in our journey. As a reflective practitioner, I constantly review and update my teaching approach by experimenting new techniques and assessing my the result of my teach.

The following is a list of the courses, seminars, and reading groups I have taught in the past years. If you want to know more about my teaching philosophy, adherence of UDL principles, application of active learning techniques, and my overall approach to teaching, I will be happy to share my experience with you via email.

COURSES AND READING GROUPS

Ancient and Medieval Visions of Light and Colour.

Technologische Universität Berlin, Institute of the History of Science, Winter Semester 2019.

Course lectured by Katja Krause and Nicola Polloni.

Reader and Syllabus


Scattered Matter: Atoms and Reality According to Nicholas of Autrecourt.

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Winter Semester 2019.

Reading group centred on Nicholas of Autrecourt’s epistemology and natural philosophy.


Mobilising Knowledge in Translation.

Technologische Universität Berlin, Institute of the History of Science, Summer Semester 2019.


Course lectured by Maria Avxentevskaya, Robert Middeke-Conlin, Nicola Polloni, and Shixiang Jin.


Structures of Materiality: Roger Bacon and the Conundrum of Prime Matter.

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Summer Semester 2019.


Reading group centred on Roger Bacon’s philosophy of nature.


Reshaping the Tradition: Narratives of Matter in Calcidius and Ibn Gabirol.

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Winter Semester 2019/19.


Reading group centred on theories of matter  elaborated by Calcidius and Solomon Ibn Gabirol.


The Liberal Arts.

Durham University, Department of History, 2018.

Convenors: Giles Gasper and Nicola Polloni.


History of Sciences.

Università di Pavia, Department of Humanities, 2016.

Teaching assistant in Chiara Crisciani’s course.


History of Medieval Philosophy.

Università di Pavia, Department of Humanities, 2015.

Teaching assistant in Chiara Crisciani’s course.


History of Medieval Philosophy.

Università di Pavia, Department of Humanities, 2014.

Teaching assistant in Chiara Crisciani’s course.


History of Medieval Philosophy.

Università di Pavia, Department of Humanities, 2013.

Teaching assistant in Chiara Crisciani’s course.


SEMINARS

The Penetration of Arabic Philosophy into the Latin Philosophical Tradition.

Marquette University, Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group, Jan-April 2017.


The Mediterranean Sea as Space of Philosophical Dissemination.

Università di Pavia, Department of Humanities, 2016.


Neoplatonism and Aristotelianism in the Middle Ages: Perspectives and Problems.

Università di Pavia, Department of Humanities, 2014.


ACADEMIC TEACHING PROGRAMMES

The World Machine.

University of Sunderland. Schools Outreach and Access Programme for the OxNet Initiative, Durham University, University of Oxford, University of Sunderland, 2019.


The Ordered Universe.

University of Sunderland. Schools Outreach and Access Programme for the OxNet Initiative, Durham University, University of Oxford, University of Sunderland, 2018.