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Marco Beretta

Professor

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

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

Curriculum vitae

 

POSITIONS

University of Bologna

Full Professor of History of Science and Technology

2005-present

Museo Galileo - Florence

Vice Director of the Museo Galileo

2004-2012

Universityof Bologna

Associate Professor of History of Science and Technology

2000-2004

Institute and Museum of History of Science – Florence

Research Fellow

1995-1999

UppsalaUniversity Office for History of Science

Research Fellow

1994

 

 

EDUCATION

UppsalaUniversity, Ph.D., History of Science and Ideas

1994

University of Milan , B.A. with Honors, History of science

1986

 

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

History of chemistry in Antiquity, Renaissance and early modern time. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and the Chemical Revolution. Lucretius and Roman science. Material and visual history of science since Antiquity. Information technology and the historiography of science. Historiography of science

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

As faculty member

2018. Franklin-Lavoisier prize awarded by the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie (Paris) and theScience History Institute (Philadelphia) to the Comité Lavoisier of which I am a member

Paul-Bunge-Prize awarded by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh),  the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG) and  Hans R. Jenemann-Stiftung                                                                                                                                              2013

Member of the International Advisory Board of the project Science and modernization in Sweden: An institutional approach to historicizing the knowledge society, promoted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.                                                            2012-16



Elected member of Group of Experts for the Evaluation of Research of the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes

2011

Director of the Neale W. Watson Seminar in the Material and Visual History of Science (Museo Galileo)

2011-

Director of the exhibition Scientists of Italy, Unite!

2011

Manager of the website of the Museo Galileo www.museogalileo.it

2010-

Member of the co-ordinating Committee of the 5 years International project Sites of Chemistry 1600-2000 promoted by the Wellcome Trust and the Maison Française in Oxford

2010-

Member of the book series Scholarly Communication, published by Brill (Leiden)

2010-

Elected member of the European Science Foundation's pool of reviewers

2009-present

Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Centre for History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (Stockholm)

2008

Chair of a Program agreement with the Italian Ministry of Cultural heritage for the on-line publication of the transactions of the Accademia del Cimento (1657-1667)

2007-present

Dibner Award for outstanding museum work (the exhibit Arts et sciences. Le verre dans l'Empire romainParis la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 2005)

2006

Member of the international Advisory Committee of the Mystery of Matter project promoted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation – Philadelphia

2006-present

Member of the advisory board of Science History Publications/USA

2006-present

Elected corresponding member of the Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences (Paris)

2006-present

Member of the Reader Panel of Nature

2005-2011

Research fellowship of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – Centre for the History of science - Stockholm

2005

Short-listed finalist with the web project Panopticon Lavoisier for the Pirelli International Award (www.pirelliaward.com)

2004

Member of the executive Committee of the Working Party (WP) on the History of Chemistry (Federation of European Chemical Societies (FECS).

2004-present

Prize for the best web historical site World Wide Web Virtual Library (Awarded by the European University in Florence) for the site www.pinakes.org

2003

Scientific Director of the International Conference entitled Lavoisier in Perspective within the Centennial Celebrations of the Deutsches Museum- Munich

2003

Chair of the  international network New Perspectives in the Enhancement of Scientific Heritage promoted by the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg

2002-2005

Research fellowship of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – Centre for the History of science - Stockholm

2001

Invited lecturer at the Universities of Nagoya, Tokyo and Osaka

2001

Research Fellowship – Italian National Council of Research (CNR)

2000

 

As postdoctoral fellow

Scientific director of the Waller catalogue project (Recipient of a donation of the Riksbanken Jubielaeums Fondet – Stockholm)

1999-2000

Post rouge at the Centre de Recherche en Histoires des Sciences et des Techniques (CNRS) Paris

1998

Visiting fellowship Max Planck Institute for History of Science - Berlin

1997

Maria Luisa Righini Bonelli Research Fellowship at the Institute of History of Science - Florence

1995-1997

Prize for young historians awarded by the International Academy of History of Science (Paris) for best book (The Enlightenment of Matter).

1995

Member of the Comité Lavoisier at the Académie des sciences - Paris

1994-present

Andrea Corsini Fellowship at the Institute and Museum of History of Science – Florence

1995

Lindroth & Nordstrom Prize awarded by the Swedish Society of History of Science and Ideas for best PhD thesis

1994

 

As graduate student

Research Grant, Cornell University, Department of Science and Technology Studies

1992

Partington Prize awarded by the British Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry for best essay in the history of chemistry

1990

Research Fellowship of Uppsala University – Department of History of Science and Ideas

1990-1994

Summer School for the History of Science - Uppsala

1990

Research Fellowship of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair

1989

Summer School in the History of Science Bologna

1988

Research Fellowship of the Swedish Institute - Stockholm

1987

Research Fellowship of the Fondazione Confalonieri (University of Milan)

1986

 

 

SELECTED LECTURES

·         “Linnaeus and books. Observing vs. Reading?” Center for History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Stockholm (December, 1993)

·         “Patronage and Science. Queen Christina of Sweden.” Italian Institute of Culture in Stockholm (January 1994)

·         “Symbolism in early modern chemistry.” Department of History of Science and Ideas at Lund University (February 1994)

·         “Lavoisier, martyr of science?” Accademia delle Scienze dei XL (Rome, December 1994)

·         “The scientific relations between Italy and Sweden from Renaissance to our times.” Plenary session of the Royal Swedish Academy of sciences. Stockholm (December 1995).

·         “The role of monographs in Chemical Literature.” Department of philosophy at the University of Milan (March 1996)

·         “Words and Elements in Modern Chemistry.” Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Padua (December 1996)

·         “Towards a new Historiography of the Chemical Revolution.” Comité Lavoisier de l'Académie des Sciences & Italian Institute of Culture in Paris (January 1997)

·         “The Book as a Scientific Instrument.”  Max Planck Institute for History of Science of Berlin (February 1997)

·         “Translation vs. Tradition: The Case of Lucretius.” Department of Philosophy at the University of Bologna (April 1997)

·         “The Waller Collection of History of Science and Medicine.” Uppsala University Library in Uppsala (August 1997)

·         “The Revival of Lucretian Atomism and the Treatment of Contagious Diseases during the Renaissance.” (Université de Genève, Dec. 13, 1999)

·         “The image of the Chemical Laboratory from the Renaissance to Lavoisier.” (University of Tokyo, Feb. 18, 2000)

·         “From Magic to Science.” (Institute of Technology of Nagoya, Feb. 19, 2000)

·         “A Portrait of Chemistry. A Reassessment on Lavoisier's Iconography.” (University of Osaka, Feb. 21, 2000)

·         “Presentació del Panopticon Lavoisier.” (Societata Catalana de Quimica & Societata Catalana d'Historia de la Cièencia i de la Tècnica, Barcelona, January 16, 2004)

·         “The Chemical Revolution on-line.” (Societata Catalana de Quimica & Societata Catalana d'Historia de la Ciència i de la Tècnica, Girona, November 18, 2006)

·         “Wheathering the storm: Lavoisier and his pupils.” (March 8, 2007. University of Oxford)

 

 

TEACHING

·         Courses in History of Science (introduction); History of Science and Technology in Classical Antiquity (advanced); History of Medieval Navigation (advanced); Material History of Science (advanced); The Scientific Revolution through its Instruments (advanced), Informatics and History of Science (Master in scientific museology)

·         Member of the teaching and supervising staff of the PhD program in History of Ideas: Science and Philosophy of the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM) (2008-)

·         Member of the teaching and supervising staff of the PhD program in philosophy of the Department of Philosophy (University of Bologna) (2002-2008)

·         Member of the scientific council and the teaching staff of the Master in Scientific Museology promoted by the University of Bologna (2003-2005)

·         Faculty Member of the Ischia Summer School in the History of Life Sciences “Gathering Things, Collecting Data, Producing Knowledge. The Use of Collections in Biological and Medical Knowledge Production from Early Modern Natural History to Genome Databases” (June 28 – July 5, 2005) (Promoted by the Max Planck Institute of the History of Science - Berlin)

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE           

·         Member of the Pool of Reviewers appointed by the European Science Foundation (May 2009 – April 2012)

·         Member of the Scientific Committee of the Nobel Symposium "Going digital - Evolutionary and Revolutionary Aspects of Digitization" (June 23-26, 2009 Stockholm)

·         Member of the International program committee of the XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Budapest, July 28- August 2, 2009)

·         Co-organizer, international conference “The Accademia del Cimento in the European Context 1657-1667.” Florence, Uffizi Gallery, December 14-15, 2007

·         Co-organizer, conference “Seneca e le scienze naturali.” University of Bologna - Ravenna, November 14, 2007

·         Head of the web Unit of the Institute and Museum of History of Science – Florence (2007-)

·         Co-organizer, international conference “Lucrezio. La natura e la scienza.” Universityof Bologna, Ravenna, November 15, 2006

·         Concept and co-organizer, exhibition “Vitrum. Arte e scienza nel mondo romano.” 2004-6. Florence, Museo degli argenti. Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - Paris

·         Editor of Nuncius – Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science (2004-present)

·         Member since 2001 of the Scientific Council of the Museo di Palazzo Poggi of the University of Bologna

·         Organizer, International conference “Reconstructing Science: Contributions to the Enhancement of European Scientific Heritage.” University of Bologna, Ravenna, June 2001.

·         Editor in chief of the Biblioteca della Scienza Italiana (series of classics of Italian science published by Giunti between 1995 and 2002 in 34 vols.)

·         Organizer, international conference “Lavoisier in Perspective.” Detusches Museum Munich - September 12-13, 2003

·         Chair of a three-year international network New Perspective in the Enhancement of Scientific Heritage promoted by the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg (2002-2005)

·         Member of steering  committee of the international association STEP (Science and Technology in European Periphery) 1999-2002

·         Co-organizer, international conference “Informatique et Histoire des Sciences.” Centre de rercherche en histoire des sciences et des techniques – Paris, June 1998

·         Scientific supervision, exhibition “Il tesoro della salute – The treasure of Health.” Museum “Leonardo da Vinci” Milano and Amsterdam, 1997-1998

·         Co-organizer, international conference “Journals and History of Science.” Institute and Museum of History of Science – Florence, June 1997

·         Organizer, international conference “Sidereus Nuncius & Stella Polaris. The Scientific Relations between Italy and Sweden in Early Modern History.” Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – Stockholm, December 1995.

·         Concept and organization, exhibition “The Starry Messenger and the Polar Star.” Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet – Stockholm,  December 1995 – February 1996

·         Member of the editorial board of Nuncius – Journal of the History of Science 1994-

·         Scientific secretary, international congress “Scienza e potere.” European Commission of Research (Division XII) Florence, June 1994

·         Concept and organization, exhibition “A History of Non Printed Science.” Uppsala University Library, Spring 1993.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

·         Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences (elected member)

·         Académie des Sciences – Comité Lavoisier (elected member)

·         History of Science Society

·         Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza

·         STEP (Science and Technology in European Periphery)