Department News and Faculty Books

Congratulations Marc Alsina!

Doctoral candidate, Marc Alsina, has been awarded a 12 month pre-doctoral Guggenheim Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  Way to go, Marc!

The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano

In this book, historian María M. Portuondo takes us to sixteenth-century Spain, where she identifies a community of natural philosophers and biblical scholars. They shared what she calls the “Spanish Disquiet”—a preoccupation with the perceived shortcomings of prevailing natural philosophies and empirical approaches when it came to explaining the natural world.

Emily A. Margolis named Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Postdoc Fellow-APS Museum

This July Emily will begin a two-year term as Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia, PA. During her fellowship she will develop exhibitions using the archival, photographic, and object collections of the APS. Emily will serve as lead curator for the Museum’s 2021 exhibition on the history of women in science.