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Matteo Valleriani

Research Group Leader (Since 1998)

Dr., Honorary Professor in History of Science at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Professor by Special Appointment at the Tel Aviv University

Matteo Valleriani is Research Group Leader in Dept. I, Honorary Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, Professor for Special Appointments at the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University, and Principal Investigator of the Project “Images and Configurations in Corpora of University Textbooks” at the Berlin Center for Machine Learning.

In his research, he investigates processes of 1) emergence of scientific knowledge in relation to its practical, social, and institutional dimensions, and 2) homogenization of scientific knowledge in the framework of Cultural Heritage Studies.

Centering on cosmological knowledge, Matteo Valleriani’s current major research project is concerned with the evolution of the scientific knowledge system and with the establishment of a shared scientific identity in Europe in the period between the thirteenth and the seventeenth centuries. In the frame of this project he also co-develops and implements multi-layered network models (sphaera.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

A further focus of his research is on the epistemic function of visual material in scientific research and in the framework of processes of knowledge transformation. Within this context he co-develops and applies machine learning technologies.  

As leader of the working group “The Structures of Practical Knowledge” he investigated the epistemic mechanisms that integrated practical knowledge and its codification into abstract structures of scientific knowledge during the early modern period (The Structures of Practical Knowledge, Springer Nature, 2017).

His major projects have been dedicated to Galileo's science (Galileo Engineer, Springer, 2010) and to Nicolò Tartaglia’s ballistics (Metallurgy, Ballistics and Epistemic Instruments: The “Nova Scientia” of Nicolò Tartaglia. A New Edition, Edition Open Access, 2013). Affiliated to the Excellence Cluster Topoi, he investigated the emergence of hydromechanics in classical antiquity (Hydrostatics and Pneumatics in Antiquity, in G. L. Irby (ed.), A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). Matteo Valleriani worked on the processes of the appropriation of ancient science during the early modern period. He edited an issue of Nuncius (Appropriation and Transformation of Ancient Science, Nuncius, 29, 2014), which contains his final contribution to the study of the appropriation of ancient pneumatics through early modern garden technology (Ancient Pneumatics Transformed During the Early Modern Period, Nuncius, 29, 2014, 127–174: also http://pratolino.mpiwg- berlin.mpg.de).

Projects

Leonardos intellektueller Kosmos in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 11. Mai bis 17. Juli 2021

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Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD)

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BIFOLD - BZML

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Modeling Data and Analyzing Diffusion Using Early Modern Cosmological Treatises

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Networks, Network Science, and Knowledge Graphs

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Open Access to Publications, Sources, and Research Data

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The Sphere: Knowledge System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity in Europe

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Convivencia. Iberian to Global Dynamics (500–1750)

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Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, May 11 to July 17, 2021

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Pratolino: The History of Science in a Garden

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The Emergence and Expansion of Preclassical Mechanics

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The Matrix and Structures of Practical Knowledge

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Selected Publications

Renn, Jürgen, Matteo Valleriani, Sabine Hoffmann, and Antonio Becchi, eds. (2021). Leonardos intellektueller Kosmos. Florenz: Giunti.

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Renn, Jürgen, Matteo Valleriani, Sabine Hoffmann, and Antonio Becchi, eds. (2021). Leonardo‘s Intellectual Cosmos. Florenz: Giunti.

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Valleriani, Matteo and Jürgen Renn (2021). “Welcher Leonardo?” In Leonardos intellektueller Kosmos, ed. J. Renn, M. Valleriani, S. Hoffmann, and A. Becchi, 197–209. Florenz: Giunti.

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Valleriani, Matteo (2021). “Laying the Foundation for the Galileo Myth. Review of Gattei, Stefano: On the Life of Galileo: Viviani’s Historical Account and other early Biographies. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2019.” Metascience 30: 169–171…

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Digital Resources

Bookshelf

Events

Music Evening: Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos

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Talk

Leonardo's Manuscript Layout

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Talk

A Diary Written at Night. "Leonardo" in Czech Art and Literature after 1945

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Exhibition

Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos

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Vernissage

Online Vernissage: Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos

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Colloquium

Colloquium for Wolfgang Lefèvre

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Talk

Astrology and Magistrates in Early Modern France

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Talk

POSTPONED: Translating Euclid into Hebrew: Ben Makhir's Translation of Data

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Presentation

Where is Astronomy Between 1633 and 1686? The Intermediate System by Giovanni Battista Riccioli S.J.

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Digital Humanities Workshop

DH Brown Bag Lunch

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Lecture

The Illustrated Book in Lyon (1480–1600) - Equipex Biblissima

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Lecture

The Authors of the Early Modern Commentaries on De sphaera

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Workshop

Practical and Pragmatic Literature in Legal and Science History

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Book Presentation

Galileo Galilei—New Sources

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Lecture

Early Modern Mathematics: Towards a Social History of Mathematical Consistency

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Institute's Colloquium

The Future of Academic Publishing

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