Prof. Dr. Matteo Valleriani

Curriculum Vitae
  • Max Planck Ins4tute for the History of Science
  • Technische Universit.t Berlin
  • University of Tel Aviv

Boltzmannstr. 22. 14195 Berlin, Germany.

Telefon.: +49 30 22 667 128 / Mobile: +49 151 1475 40 99

E-mail: [email protected]

Born in Ferrara, Italy. June 28, 1972

Married with children.

Languages

Latin, English, German, Italian (Mother Tongue), scholastic French.

Position

05/2018 – to date

Professor for Special Appointment (Digital Humanities) at the University of Tel Aviv,
Faculty of Humanities.

09/2017 – to date

Honorary Professor in History of Science at the Technische Universität Berlin.

12/2011 – to date

Senior Research Fellow and Research Group Leader (W2) at the Max Planck Institute
for the History of Science, Dept. I, Berlin.

Present projects

The Sphere: Knowledge System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity of Europe (Link).

Images in Science.

Machine Learning applied to the analysis of Early Modern corpora of European university textbooks (in the frame of the Berlin Center for Machine Learning, financed by the BMBF-opening).

Digital humanities & Computational History:

– Creation and development of an electronic environment for the Publication of Historical Sources in Open Access Modality (EOS) www.edition-opensources.org

– Development of mathematical models in the frame of network theory for the use in History Writing (in collaboration with the Complex Multilayer Network Lab of the Foundation Bruno Kessler).

– Linked Open Data.

– Computer-based semantic analysis of text corpora (in collaboration with the DH dept. of the Foundation Bruno Kessler – Sara Tonelli).

Past projects

Galileo Engineer.

Late Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean Shipbuilding.

Pratolino: Science and Technology in a Garden.

Ancient Water Technology.

Mapping of Water Technology (Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Project A-3-3).

The Structures of Practical Knowledge.

Editorial work

Editor-in-Chief of Edition Open Sources (www.edition-open-sources.org).

Editor of SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology.

Contributing Editor of the Journal Technology and Culture.

Advisory Editor of the Journal HOST, DeGruyter.

Editor of the Section “Natural Philosophy, Natural History and Technology” of the “Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy” (Springer Nature).

2015 – 2017

Advisory Editor of the Journal Isis.

Academic records

2018

Nomination to Professor for Special Appointment Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Humanities.

2017

Nomination to Honorary Professorship in History of Science Technische Universität Berlin.

2017

Guest professorship University of Bucharest, Romania.

2016

Elected Member of the German National Commigee DHST-IUHPS.

2016

Guest Professorship Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas. University of Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015

Guest Professorship Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas. University of Tel Aviv, Israel.

2014

Silverman Professorship, Cohn Institute, University of Tel Aviv, Israel.

2012–to date

Coordinator of the PhD candidates of Dept. 1 at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

12/2011–to date

Research Group Leader (W2) at Dept. I at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

04/2011–11/2011

Permanent Research Fellow in Dept. I at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

02/2011

Call to a tenure track position in history of early modern science at Princeton University (declined).

02/2009–05/2009

Visiting scholar at the Dept. of History of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (DAAD Fellowship).

2002–2008

PhD Student at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Disputatio: Humboldt University, November 4, 2008: Summa cum laude).

09/2002

Summer school in the History of Science, Paris.

05/2001

The 4th International Laboratory for the History of Science: Art, Science and Techniques of Drafting in the Renaissance (Florence and Vinci).

1998–2000

Project assistant at the Max Planck for the History of Science of Berlin. Project: History of Mechanics.

1998

Scholarship at the University of Padua for post-graduated specialization.

1997–1999

Free collaboration with Prof. Silvio Bergia, Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Bologna.

1997

University Degree at the University of Bologna in Philosophy of Science (110/110 cum laude), Prof. A. Artosi.

1993

Course of study at the European School of Logic at the University of Constance.

Exhibitions

2016

Images don’t lie (?). University of Tel Aviv. (Project Leader).

2013

Archimede e la nascita della scienza in Europa. Musei Capitolini, Roma. (Member of the Curatorial Team).

2011

The Antichytera Mechanism. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

2007

Pratolino – The History of Science in a Garden. Virtual Exhibition in coopera4on with the Ente Provincia of Florence. hgp://pratolino.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

2005

Einstein – Chief Engineer of the Universe (Berlin, 16.05.2005 – 30.09.2005). Virtual Exhibition: Chief Engineer of the Universe. hgp://www.einsteinausstellung.de

University of Pavia (Italy), Dep. of Physics “A. Volta”. Travel Exhibition: Einstein ingegnere dell’universo.

Organization of International Workshops & Conferences

10/2018

Conference (together with Prof. Dr. Giulia Giannini): The Epistemic Functions of Vision in Science.
Università degli Studi di Bergamo & Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Venue: Bergamo.

06/2018

Workshop: Semantic Analysis of Historical Texts by Means of Tools from the Computational Linguistics Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

04/2018

Workshop: Multilayered Networks and Diffusion of Knowledge Innovations Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

02/2018–to date

Working Group: The Authors of the Early Modern Commentaries of the treatise De Sphaera of Johannes Sacrobsoco. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

10/2017

Conference: The Mathematics Beyond Digital Humanities. University of Bucharest (together with Dana Jalobeanu).

11/2016

Workshop (together with Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve): Pragma4c and Practical Knowledge and Literature.
Max Planck Institute for Legal History, Frankfurt.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (venue).

10/2012–03/2017

Working Group: The Structures of Practical Knowledge. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

10/2012

Conference (together with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn and Dr. Helge Wendt): The Globalization of Knowledge in the Mediterranean World of Post-Antiquity.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

09/2012–06/2012

Series of eleven international colloquia with the title “Practical Knowledge”.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

08/2012

Workshop: Aristotelisierung der Antike.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin and in collaboration with the Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Berlin.

12/2008

Workshop: The Patent System in Renaissance Italy: XV and XVI Centuries.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

2007

Workshop: The Reception of Hero’s Pneumatics during the XVI Century:
Giovanbattista della Porta.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin in the frame of the project CRC 644: Transformations of Antiquity.

2007

Galilean Lectures. Berlin Edition 2007.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin in collabora4on with the Museo Galileo, Florence.

2006

Workshop: Transferring Technical Knowledge and Innovating in Europe, c.1200-c.1800.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin in the frame of the project CRC 644: Transformations of Antiquity.

2001

Workshop: Shipbuilding Practice and Ship Design Methods from the Renaissance to the XVIII Century.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (with Dirk Wintergrün).

Awards & memberships

2018–to date

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Cardinale Francesco Maria del Monte, Rome.

2016–2018

PR-Officer of the European Society for the History of Science and Technology.

2016–to date

Member of the European Society for the History of Science.

2015–to date

Member of the Association “Friend of the Villa Vigoni”.

2014

Elected Member of the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences, Paris.

2014

Silverman Professorship. The Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas. University of Tel Aviv, Israel.

2011

Paul-Bunge-Preis Hans Jenemann Stiwung. Gesellschaw Deutscher Chemiker.

2010

Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle of Geneva.

2007

International Museum Communication Award 2007 (3rd position) for the virtual Exhibition. Einstein – Ingenieur des Universums (co-author).

1998

Carlo D’Amelio Award in Philosophy of Science. Department of Philosophy of the University of Naples “Federico II”.

Voluntary work

11/2013-12/2016

Chief executive of the “Verein der Freunde des Goethe Gymnasiums Berlin e.V.,” Berlin, Germany.

11/2012–11/2013

Member of the Executive Committee of the “Verein der Freunde des Goethe Gymnasiums Berlin e.V.,” Berlin, Germany.

09/2008–03/2010

Chief executive of parent-teacher association “L’Angolino,” supporting organization of the Italian-German Kindergarten “L’Angolino,” Ansbacher Str. 41, 10777, Berlin, Germany.