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, Lectures, Contributions

Next Meetings Experiencing Matter: Translations and Transitions in Grosseteste’s Early Works Conference Premodern Experience of the Natural World in Translation. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Germany), 27-28 June 2019 Robert Grosseteste (c. 1175-1253) was a most influential scientist and philosopher active in England in the Middle Ages. My contribution will explore…

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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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