Dissertation title: Mastering the climate: Theories of environmental influence in the long seventeenth century
Supervisors: David A. Lines; Ingrid De Smet
I am a third-year PhD student at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. My dissertation, funded by a WCPRS scholarship, seeks to shed light on the evolution of 'climate theory' from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries. Drawing upon a wide range of multilingual sources--from cosmographies to medical treatises, urban plans and colonial records--I investigate the complex of theories and practices that the concept of environmental influence inspired and sustained in the early modern period, all over Europe and in the American colonies.
For more information on my research, publications, teaching experience and previous education see my Warwick ePortfolio and my profile on Academia.edu.
2012-2015 PhD student at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, Warwick
2012-2014 Research assistant, 'La République de Jean Bodin : édition bilingue' (Université de Fribourg)
2008-2012 PhD student in Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy) & Université Paris Descartes
2010 MA in Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa