MemberFrancesco Luzzini

…The History of Science Society (HSS), 2018 to present

The History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS), 2016 to present

International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO), 2012 to present

Centro Studi Lazzaro Spallanzani (Lazzaro Spallanzani Studies Center), 2013 to present…
…Postdoc – Museum of Sciences, Trento (Italy), 2017-2019

Postdoc – University of Oklahoma, 2015-2016

Postdoc – University of East Piedmont, 2010-2013

Ph.D., History of Science – University of Bari, 2009

MA/BA, Natural Sciences – University of Milan, 2005

Classical Lyceum (Diploma di Maturità Classica) – Istituto Salesiano S. Ambrogio, Milan, 1996…

2018 – Theory, Practice, and Nature In-between. Antonio Vallisneri’s Primi Itineris Specimen, Berlin, Edition Open Access/Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Edition Open Sources Series, Series 9, 2018 (

2013 – Il miracolo inutile. Antonio Vallisneri e le scienze della Terra in Europa tra XVII e XVIII secolo, monograph, Florence, Olschki, 2013, XXVI-278 pages.


2020 – In Reply to Marco Beretta, “Isis,” Vol. 110, n. S1 (Isis Current Bibliography 2019), pp. 18-20.

2019 – Bibliographical Distortions, Distortive Habits: Contextualizing Italian Publications in the…

My research focuses mainly on natural philosophy, medicine, and the Earth and environmental sciences in early modern Europe, with important forays into modern and contemporary contexts. Currently, I am Mellon Fellow at the University of Oklahoma (Department of the History of Science/History of Science Collections), Affiliate Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Department I), Contributing Editor for the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Councilor for the journal Earth Sciences History, and Co-editor (History of Science) of the journal Il Protagora. I strongly believe in the Digital Humanities and in the Open Access ideals of accessibility and democratization of knowledge. In my scholarly and outreach activities, I always strive to make my work accessible to a virtually unlimited audience of students, scholars and academics, as well as to the general public.