Career

Current Appointment Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (DE). Host: Prof. Dr. Dominik PerlerSept 2018-Aug 2020. Previous Appointments Junior Research Fellow. Department of History and Institute of Advanced Studies, Durham University (UK). Mentor: Prof. Giles Gasper.July 2016-June 2018. Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Department of Humanities, Università di Pavia (IT). Mentor:…

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Research

My main research interest is the notion of prime matter, especially in consideration of Premodern discussions of matter-theories in philosophy and science (1200-1700). Following Aristotle, Premodern metaphysicians postulated the existence of an unqualified prime matter whose traits are non-resolvable into the qualifications of a “materiality” that natural philosophy and science usually ascribe to material things…

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Teaching

Mobilising Knowledge in Translation Co-Lecturer, MA course, 2019. 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. Thematic Sessions Structures of Materiality: Roger Bacon and the Conundrum of Prime Matter Reader, Lektüreseminar, 2019. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie,…

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Talks and Lectures

~ 2019 ~ Shadows of Gundissalinus in the Summa Halensis Conference: The Summa Halensis: Philosophy and Reception. Oxford (UK), 23-25 September 2019. In the past few decades, important studies published have shed some crucial light on the impact exerted by Gundissalinus on some central medieval authors. His theories provided them with a first interpretation of…

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Publications

Books and Volumes Vedere nell’ombra. Studi su natura, spiritualità e scienze operative offerti a Michela Pereira. Edited by C. Panti and N. Polloni. Firenze: SISMEL (Micrologus’ Library 90), 2018. ISBN 978-88-8450-813-3. 430pp. The volume collects twenty-eight original essays by colleagues and friends of Michela Pereira offered on the occasion of her seventieth birthday. As a…

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