Laura Di Giammatteo
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Di Giammatteo studied History of Philosophy at  the “G. d´Annunzio” University in Chieti with a bachelor thesis on the religious controversy in the Elizabethan Age regarded through the spectrum of theDialoghi Italiani (1584) of Giordano Bruno. She graduated in 2007 at the University of Pisa in Renaissance Philosophy with a thesis (M.A.) on the magical works (1589) of Giordano Bruno.

From 2008 until 2010 she undertook the Phd in Civilisation of Humanism and the Renaissance at the National Institute for Renaissance Studies in Florence where she defended her dissertation on the medical materialism of Giordano Bruno and some aristotelian physicians of the University of Helmstedt at the turn of the XVI century (supervisor: N. Tirinnanzi).

In 2008 she was Fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, as well at the Warburg Institute in London (Research Grant offered by the Institute for Philosophical Studies, Naples) where she carried out her research on the Magic in Renaissance.

Between 2011 and 2012 she has been a Postdoctoral-Fellow in the following research-libraries under the supervision of Prof. Martin Mulsow, Prof. Claus Zittel and Prof. Riccardo Pozzo:

  • Forschungszentrum Gotha (Herzog Ernst Fellow of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation) with a project on the imagination´s theories at the University of Jena and Altdorf in the XVII century;
  • Herzog August Bibliothek (Gerda Henkel Fellow for the History of Ideas and DAAD short Fellow) with a project on the Melanchthon´s reception at the University of Helmstedt between 1570-1630.

Since October 2012 she joined the Staff “Papertechnology: How physicians know 1550-1950” at the Institut für Geschichte der Medizin in Berlin. Her research focuses on the writing forms of town, admnistrative office and courtphysicians in the early modern period of Italy.

  • I Valentini Acidali Epigrammata. Testimonianza del dibatti to demonologico a Helmstedt. Bruniana & Campanelliana, XVII, 2, 2011, S. 225 – 236