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Daniele Morrone

Research fellow

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

Academic discipline: M-STO/05 History of Science and Technology

Curriculum vitae

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 CURRENT POSITION

Research fellow in the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies (FILCOM) of the University of Bologna, as part of the ERC research project Alchemy in the Making: From Ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac, and Arabic Traditions, acronym AlchemEast. The project is titled “La chimica di Plutarco: le arti chimiche nei Moralia” [“Plutarch’s chemistry: chemical arts in the Moralia”]. Starting date: April 1 2022.

 

EDUCATION

PhD in PSCS–History of Science and Technology, University of Bologna (June 2022)

Dissertation title: “Plutarch’s chemistry of stones and metals: conceptions and explanations. With an appendix on the TheSu XML annotation scheme”. Supervisor prof. Matteo Martelli (Università di Bologna). Part of the ERC research project Alchemy in the Making: From Ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac, and Arabic Traditions, acronym AlchemEast.

Completed cum laude.

Laurea Magistrale in Philosophy (class LM-78), Sapienza University of Rome (September 2018)

Master thesis in History of Ancient Philosophy. Title: “La filosofia naturale in Plutarco: stili argomentativi e prassi espositive” [“Plutarch’s natural philosophy: Argumentative styles and explanatory practices”]. Advisor: prof. Francesco Fronterotta. Co-advisor: prof. Elena Gagliasso.

Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

Laurea Triennale in Philosophy (class L-5), Sapienza University of Rome (July 2016)

Bachelor’s thesis in History of Ancient Philosophy. Title: “Proiezioni biologiche ed antropomorfismi nell’osservazione del cielo greco antico” [“Biological projections and anthropomorphisms in the observation of the ancient greek heaven”]. Advisor: prof. Francesco Fronterotta.

Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

 

VISITING PERIODS

• February 18 – August 15 2021. Leuven, KU Leuven, De Wulf–Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. International Scholar programme.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Papers and articles

• Morrone, Daniele. 2020. “La mirabile fusione fredda del piombo da Teofrasto a Plutarco. Un riesame critico della questione” [“The marvelous cold fusion of lead from Theophrastus to Plutarch. A critical re-assessment”]. PHYSIS. Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza, LV (2020/1-2), 243–60.

• Morrone, Daniele. 2020. “Argumentation Mapping for the History of Philosophical and Scientific Ideas: The TheSu Annotation Scheme and Its Application to Plutarch’s Aquane an Ignis”. In Atti Del IX Convegno Annuale AIUCD. La Svolta Inevitabile: Sfide e Prospettive per l’Informatica Umanistica. Eds.: Cristina Marras, Marco Franzini, Greta Litta. 163–70. Milan. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. DOI: 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/6316 [https://doi.org/10.6092/unibo/amsacta/6316] .

Book reviews

• Morrone, Daniele. (forthcoming). ARYS. Antigüedad: Religiones y Sociedades.

Review of Hirsch-Luipold, Rainer, & Roig Lanzillotta, Lautaro (Eds.). 2021. Plutarch’s Religious Landscapes. Brill’s Plutarch Studies, 6. Leiden; Boston. Brill.

 

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

• “How to best annotate recipes for the digital indexing of their content and context: Dipping TheSu XML into ancient and medieval passages on vinegar”, AlchemEast monthly seminar: What’s in a Recipe? — Epistemology and practical understanding of recipe literature, Bologna, July 12 2022.

• “Plutarch's ‘cold’ conception of the underground and the depleted mines of De def. or. 43 (434A-B)”, Prospecting: the visual, material, and cultural history of the underground, Bologna, June 13-14 2022.

• “Chromatic symbolism and metallurgic imagery in Thespesius’s eschatological vision (Plutarch, Vind. 26 and 30)”, ARYS Special Issue 2022: A Workshop — Chemical Arts and Religion in Antiquity (provisional title), Bologna, October 14-15, 2021.

• “Introduction to TheSu”, invited speaker, Lectio-Artes Roundtable on Digital Text Edition, KU Leuven, Leuven, October 7-8, 2021.

• “Chemical Wonders in Plutarch and Apuleius”, Plutarch and his Contemporaries: Sharing the Roman Empire. XII International Congress of the International Plutarch Society, Warsaw, September 2-5, 2021 (online) (original date: September 3-6, 2020 – postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic).

• “Plutarch’s multi-layered ‘chemistry’”, Doctoral colloquium of the De Wulf–Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, KU Leuven, Leuven, June 28, 2021 (online).

• “La mirabile fusione fredda del piombo da Pseudo-Aristotele a Plutarco” [“The marvelous cold fusion of lead from Pseudo-Aristotle to Plutarch”], Convegno nazionale della Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza, Catania, November 19-21, 2020 (online) (original date: March 27-28, 2020 – postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic), within the symposium “Mirabilia: teorie e strumenti nella arti chimiche greco-arabe e bizantine”, organizer Matteo Martelli, chair Marco Beretta.

• organization and chairing of a symposium for ESHS Conference: Visual, Material and Sensory Culture of Science, Bologna, august 31 - september 3, 2020. Title of the symposium: “Greco-Roman Science in Dialogue with Culture: Representations, Materials, Sensations and Feasts”, with speakers Liba Taub, Raquel Martín-Hernández, Michiel Meeusen and Daniele Morrone.

• “Explaining Taste Without a Taster: The Chemistry of Flavours in Plutarch’s Scientific Reflection”, ESHS Conference: Visual, Material and Sensory Culture of Science, august 31 - september 3, 2020 (online), within the symposium “Greco-Roman Science in Dialogue with Culture: Representations, Materials, Sensations and Feasts” (see above).

• “Mappare la storia delle idee. Il modello TheSu e il sistema argomentativo dell’Aquane an ignis di Plutarco” [“Mapping the History of Ideas. The TheSu Model and the Argumentative System of Plutarch’s Aquane an Ignis”], XXIX Convegno Nazionale dei Dottorati di Ricerca in Filosofia, Fondazione Collegio San Carlo, Modena, September 2-3, 2020 (online).

• “Argumentation Mapping for the History of Philosophical and Scientific Ideas: The TheSu Annotation Scheme and Its Application to Plutarch’s Aquane an Ignis”, IX Convegno Annuale AIUCD. La Svolta Inevitabile: Sfide e Prospettive per l’Informatica Umanistica, Milano, January 13-15, 2020.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

• Member of the project Alchemy in the Making: From Ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac, and Arabic Traditions, acronym AlchemEast, University of Bologna (Principal Investigator: prof. Matteo Martelli). The AlchemEast project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (G.A. 724914).

 

AFFILIATIONS

• OFFISS (Officina di Storia delle Scienze), Università di Bologna.

• Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza (SISS).

• European Society For The History of Science (ESHS).

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

Modern languages

• Italian (mother tongue).

• English (high knowledge – certified C1).

• French (reading and listening).

• German (A2).

• Spanish (reading).

Ancient languages

• Greek.

• Latin.

Digital skills

• Office suite tools.

• Web mastering and use of HTML and CSS.

• Use of XML, XSD, xPath and xQuery (in oXygen XML), rudiments of XSLT.

• Image editing tools (Adobe Photoshop, Gimp).

 

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