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Francesco Luzzini deposited Quando il mondo scalò il Sublime. Scienza e storia nel primo Memoriale dell’Hotel Nave d’Oro di Predazzo (1820-1875) in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
In the 19th century, a unique combination of scientific, social, political and cultural factors attracted crowds of visitors from all over the world to the Dolomite Mountains. This phenomenon had its epicenter in Fiemme Valley and in the town of Predazzo, where Michele Giacomelli and his family hosted a great number of these travelers in their…[Read more]
The essay discusses Maya Rao’s Walk and The Mothertongue Project’s Walk: South Africa to explore the languages of transnational and embodied feminist politics that these performances conjure. The two performances are instances of artistic responses to sexualized violence in India and South Africa as they engage with the politics of walking in the…[Read more]
I discuss the walking practice of Delhi-based artist Mallika Taneja in the context of its engagement with, and intervention in, the contemporary conversations on sexualised violence, gender, space and mobility in India. Taneja’s work is part of a variety of feminist activism to take place in India since the horrific gang rape of Jyoti Singh in D…[Read more]
Francesco Luzzini deposited (Re)Shaping a Method: Field Research and Experimental Legacy in Antonio Vallisneri’s Primi Itineris Specimen (1705) in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
In: “Connecting Territories: Exploring People and Nature, 1700-1850,” eds. S. Boscani Leoni, S. Baumgartner and M. Knittel, Leiden, Brill, 2021, pp. 54-57.
Francesco Luzzini deposited Sounding the depths of providence: Mineral (re)generation and human-environment interaction in the early modern period in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
The genesis and growth of minerals, as well as the existence in ore veins of such organic features as ‘seeds’, ‘matrices’, and ‘nourishment’, remained central and recurrent issues for natural philosophers, technicians, alchemists and practitioners throughout early modern Europe. By providing an overview of the main themes, voices, and concurrent…[Read more]
Mémoire de master : analyse spatiale de sites protohistoriques d’Istrie (Croatie).
On scholarly traditions, quantitative assessments, and academic malpractices in Italy – and how someone disagreed (Isis, Vol. 110, n. S1, pp. 15-17 https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/707594)
Tina Catania deposited Bodyminds Like Ours: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Graduate School, Disability, and the Politics of Disclosure in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 3 years, 1 month ago
An autoethnographic account of negotiating disability and disclosure intersectionally in graduate school by four disabled graduate students.
Creative essay about 2013 immigrant shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy
Francesco Luzzini deposited Marco Leonardi. Aqua curanda est: Le acque e il loro utilizzo nei territori di Friburgo in Brisgovia e Catania dal XIII al XVI secolo in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 3 years, 6 months ago
Book review of the book by Marco Leonardi (“Renaissance Quarterly,” Volume 71, n. 4, 2018, pp. 1489-1491).
In the summer of 1704, Antonio Vallisneri (1661–1730), the preeminent Italian physician and natural philosopher of his time, traveled with a “daring soul” and “trembling feet” across the “silent horrors” of the northern Apennines: down the hills south of Reggio Emilia to northern Tuscany and the western edge of his native land, the Province of G…[Read more]
Francesco Luzzini deposited An uncomfortable, yet wonderful journey. Antonio Vallisneri and his exploration of the Northern Apennines in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 4 years, 3 months ago
in: Nel nome di Lazzaro. Saggi di storia della scienza e delle istituzioni scientifiche tra il XVII e il XVIII secolo, edited by Centro Studi Lazzaro Spallanzani, Bologna, Edizioni Pendragon, 2014, pp. 207-220.
Review of the book “The Vesuvian Eruption of 1631: an Early Modern History” (by Alfonso Tortora)
Francesco Luzzini deposited Description, analogy, symbolism, faith. Jesuit science and iconography in the early modern debate on the origin of springs in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 4 years, 6 months ago
By the end of the sixteenth century, many Jesuit colleges had become centers of excellence all over Europe for such disciplines as mathematics, astronomy, hydraulics, and mechanics. Not a few members of the order provided inﬂuential contributions to science: in the case of the study of waters, the inquisitive eye of Jesuits took part in the l…[Read more]
Francesco Luzzini deposited Through dark and mysterious paths. Early modern science and the search for the origin of springs from the 16thto the 18thcenturies in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 4 years, 6 months ago
Since its first attempts to understand natural phenomena, early modern science devoted great attention to the problematic issue of the origin of springs. This essay examines the lively debate that emerged from the studies on fresh water during the years spanning from the mid-sixteenth century to the early eighteenth. By focusing on the…[Read more]
In 1687, after he graduated in Medicine, young Antonio Vallisneri (1661-1730) returned in the Duchy of Modena and Reggio. In those years he mainly served as general practitioner; nevertheless, he also devoted many studies to various aspects of the natural sciences. He performed many observations, accurately reporting them in seven “Quaderni”…[Read more]
This study investigates how digital mapping of lyrical spaces and publication statistics illuminate modernista participation of the global literary field. Using gathered spatial data points from poetic editions from Rubén Darío and Amado Nervo reveal a rich intertextual and geospatial web. The cosmopolitanism and globalized erudition of m…[Read more]
Under the Volcano, de Malcolm Lowry, es una novela inglesa situada en México en 1938. Inspirado tras dos años de vivir en el país, Lowry escribe la historia de Geoffrey Firmin, un cónsul alcohólico que vive en un pueblo mexicano justo después de la Expropiación Petrolera que rompió las relaciones diplomáticas entre ambas naciones…[Read more]
En este trabajo se presenta una lectura de la novela The Plumed Serpent (1926), de D. H. Lawrence, a partir de la construcción de signi ca- do del espacio mexicano en la narración. En esta obra, las descripciones del espacio topográ co no se limitan a mostrar un escenario de trasfondo. Por el contrario, Lawrence inviste de una carga signi ca…[Read more]
This paper focuses on the possibilities and limitations of the contemporary dérive as a form of ethnography in contemporary Delhi. The dérive, which originated as the Surrealist déambulation and subsequently became the Situationist dérive in the late 1950s, has now been re-imagined by walking artists and practitioners. In seeking to locate the Sit…[Read more]
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