Francesco Luzzini

Francesco Luzzini

Visiting Scholar

fluzzin1@jhu.edu

Francesco Luzzini (PhD, History of Science; BS/MS, Natural Sciences) is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Dept. of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage) and Johns Hopkins University (Dept. of History of Science and Technology). His work focuses mainly on the Earth and environmental sciences, natural philosophy, and medicine in early modern Europe. His current project SOUNDEPTH (Sounding the Depths of Providence: Mineral (Re)generation, Natural Resources, and Human-Environment Interaction in the Early Modern Period) aims to understand how the debate on mineral generation in early modern Europe influenced the development of natural philosophy, the Earth sciences, and the role of humans as geological and environmental agents. The research approach will combine historical inquiry, laboratory replications, and the comparative exploration of mining sites.
Francesco is also Affiliate Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Dept. I) and Contributing Editor for the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science. Among his previous positions, he was Mellon Fellow (2020) and Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016) at the University of Oklahoma, Visiting Fellow (2016) at MPIWG Berlin, and Research Fellow (2012, 2014) at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City.