Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Oxford (Mansfield College)
Residence: January 1 - December 31, 2012
ProfileMy research lies at the intersection of the history of early modern science and medicine. I recently completed a doctorate at the University of Oxford with the thesis ‘Botanical Artisans: Apothecaries and the Study of Nature in Venice and London, 1550-1630’. In this study I focused on the renewed vogue for nature that took hold of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. I questioned our standard image of the early modern naturalist (male, Latinate, and university-educated) and his material and intellectual approach to research, in order to recover one dimension of artisanal, non-elite contribution to this transitional period for European cultures of knowledge.
Valentina Pugliano. "Specimen Lists: Artisanal Writing or Natural Historical Paperwork?." In: Paper Technologies, eds.: Staffan Müller-Wille and James Delbourgo. In preparation (2012).
V. Pugliano, N. Jardine, C. Lewis. "Altered Anatomies and Erring Nature in Fortunio Liceti’s De monstrorum natura." In: Instruments of Disaster, eds.: J. Rampling, N. Jardine, D. Banham. Cambridge: Cambridge Latin Therapy Group, 2008.
Valentina Pugliano. "Hortus siccus: esibizione e performatività del corpo indigeno nella cultura portoghese e inglese del XVI secolo. " Società Donne & Storia (III/ 2006)
Valentina Pugliano. "Non-Colonial Botany, or the Late Rise of Local Knowledge?. " Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biological & Biomedical Sciences 40 (2009)
Valentina Pugliano. "Review of The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution, by Deborah E. Harkness. " Renaissance Studies 23 (3/ 2009)