The Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia invites applications for a fellowship in: Vernacular Astronomy and Meteorology in Renaissance Italy (M-FIL/06).
The post doc fellow is funded by the ERC Starting Grant – 335949 Aristotle (PI Prof. Marco Sgarbi)
Abstract: Post-doc will devote his/her research to the study of astrology and of problems of meteorology in the vernacular. This work-package will examine 21 printed works and 29 manuscripts, among which Antonio Rocco’s Esercitationi filosofiche and Alessandro Piccolomini’s De la sfera del mondo. There are two main objectives. One will be to study what early-modern astronomy owes to vernacular texts, including those by the supporters of the Copernican revolution such as Giordano Bruno and Galileo Galilei. The other will be to assess how early-modern natural philosophy was affected by vernacular texts on meteorology, focusing on the major treatises of each discipline.
The post-doc will produce at least three substantial articles.
The fellowship is intended to provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to pursue his/her own research while benefiting from the range of expertise at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.