Dr. Luciano Boschiero

BA Hons (Wollongong), Ph'D (UNSW) Lecturer in History, Cert Ed St (CoT, London)

Luciano Boschiero specialises in the history and philosophy of early modern science, particularly scientific academies in the seventeenth century. Luciano is the author of several journal papers, as well as the book: Experiment and Natural Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century Tuscany: The History of the Accademia del Cimento. He is currently researching the origins of the Accademia degli Inquieti in 1690s Bologna, and the contributions of mathematician and philosopher, Geminiano Montanari, to the experimental life in Bologna and London during the second half of the seventeenth century.

Selected publications:

  • "Translation, Experimentation and the Spring of the Air: Richard Waller's Essayes of Natural Experiments", Notes & Records of the Royal Society (2010), 64, 67-83.
  • "Robert Southwell and Vincenzio Viviani: the story of their friendship and an attempt at Italian-English scientific collaboration", Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009), 26 (2), 87-108.
  • "Giovanni Borelli and the Comets of 1664-65", Journal for the History of Astronomy (2009), xl, 11-30.
  • "Networking and Experimental Rhetoric in Florence, Bologna and London during the 1660s", in M. Beretta, A. Clericuzio and L.M. Principe (eds.), The Accademia del Cimento and its European Context, Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications/Watson Publishing International LLC, 2009, 195-210.
  • Experiment and Natural Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century Tuscany: The History of the Accademia del Cimento, Dordrecht: Springer, 2007.
  • Stories About the Birth of Modern Science", Minerva (2005), 43, 311-318.
  • "Post-Galilean Thought and Experiment in Seventeenth-Century Italy: The Life and Work of Vincenzio Viviani", History of Science (2005), xliii, 77-100.
  • "The Saturn Problem: Natural Philosophical Reputations and Commitments on the Line in 1660 Tuscany" in P. Anstey and J. Schuster (eds), The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century: Patterns of Change in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, Springer/Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2005, 185-213.
  • "Natural Philosophical Contention Inside the Accademia del Cimento: the Properties and Effects of Heat and Cold", Annals of Science (2003), 60, 329-349.
  • "Natural Philosophizing Inside the Late Seventeenth-Century Tuscan Court", British Journal for the History of Science (2002), 35 (4), 383-410.

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