Vincent Deluz was educated in medieval studies at the University of Geneva. He specialized in the study of medieval manuscripts and the editing of technical texts and obtained a master's degree in French and Medieval Latin and Literature in 2013. Since then, he has been an assistant and PhD student at the University of Geneva, where he teaches the historical grammar of French. From 2014 to 2017, he was the coordinator of the doctoral program in medieval studies at Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale. In 2014, he began working on a doctoral thesis project about the automata of the Western Middle Ages with a philological and technical approach. As a Predoctoral Fellow at MPIWG, he will continue his research on automata and techniques in the Middle Ages, focusing on the transfer of knowledge in applied mechanics between Eastern and Western world. Related to this area of research, he has already published an article on the subject of clocks with automata and the transfer of knowledge (Autour des Machines de Vitruve. L'ingénerie romaine: textes, archéologie et restitution. Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2017). In addition to his thesis, he co-authored with Delphine Dejonghe a critical edition of the first Western technical treatise on archery: L’art d’archerie ou La fachon de tirer de l’arc à main: édition critique et commentaire du premier traité de tirer à l’arc d’Occident, Collection Cynégétique, Droz, Genève (in press). He is also a member of the Committee of the Jeunes Chercheurs Médiévistes of the University of Geneva.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science