Departments & Organizations
Paola Bertucci received her D.Phil. in History of Science from the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on various aspects of science and medicine in the age of Enlightenment: the involvement of the human body in electrical experiments, the material culture of science, science and secrecy. She is the author of a book on the Italian 18th-century scientific culture (Viaggio nel paese delle meraviglie. Scienza e curiosità nell’Italia del Settecento, Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2007) and co-editor of a volume on the history of the medical applications of electricity (Electric Bodies. Episodes in the history of medical electricity, Bologna: 2001). She has organized several museum exhibitions, including two permanent installations from the 18th-century collections of the new Galileo Museum (formerly Museum of the History of Science) in Florence, Italy: The Spectacle of Science and Science at Home.
In 2012 she received the Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching from Yale College.
She is currently writing a book on science and the mechanical arts in 18th-century France.
Education & Training
|MSc||University of Oxford, History of Science|
|DPhil||University of Oxford, History|
Honors & Recognition
Clifford Prize for best article in 18th-century studies (2015)
Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary TeachingYale College (2012)
History of Science, History of medicine Program (2011 - 2013)
Isis United States (2013)
Nuncius. Journal of the History of Science Italy (2005 - 2012)
Editorial board, Nuncius. Journal of the visual and material history of science