Corinna GUERRA

Scientific sector (SSD)
Website (personal record)
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
Where: Malcanton Marcorà
Research Institute
Research Institute for Complexity

Historian of science specializing in the development of 18th century chemistry in the South of Italy and of natural disasters. Her focus had been Mount Vesuvius as a multidimensional chemical object and the relationship between geochemical peculiarities of a territory and the evolution of scientific disciplines.

In 2007 she graduated in Philosophy with honors at the University of Bari (Italy), in 2011 she obtained her Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology from the same university under the supervision of professor S. Longo of the Department of Chemistry.

She worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici, the Società Napoletana di Storia Patria and in Paris at the Centre Alexandre Koyré of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.

In 2017, she obtained the Qualification aux fonctions de Maître de conférences for the section 72, and in 2021, she was named the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale - Professore Associato for the settore concorsuale 11/C2.

Among her teaching experiences, she gave a lecture during the Semaine interdisciplinaire Université Paris Science et Lettres: “Chemistry in history, philosophy, art and literature” for the MD students of Mines Paris Tech, Chimie ParisTech, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI).

Since 2017 she’s been a Member of the Advisory Committee of the International Conference of the History of Chemistry, by the Working Party on the History of Chemistry of European Chemical Society.

In March 2023, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei invited Guerra to give the "Conferenza Lincea" titled L'archivio Perrey. Si possono collezionare terremoti ed eruzioni?

Guerra is currently pursuing an environmental studies project titled “Knowledge Transformations in Geology: A Comparative Inquiry” under the FARE Project Positioned Cosmology in Early Modernity: The Geo-Praxis of Water-and-Land Management in Venice, which received funding from the Italian Ministry of University and Research  EarlyGeoPraxis and the ERC Consolidator Project Early Modern Cosmology  EarlyModernCosmology, in addition she collaborates to the first Italian Max Planck Partner Group The Water City.

From 2015 to 2018 was an Honorary Research Associate at University College London and from 2017 she is also an Associate Researcher at the LabEx HASTEC (EPHE-PSL) - Laboratoire d'Excellence Histoire, Anthropologie, Savoirs, Techniques et Croyances.

Her first book, "Lavoisier e Parthenope” (Naples 2017), was awarded the Prize for Young Historians by the International Academy of the History of Science.

She has been appointed among the 100 Italian (women) Experts for the History and Philosophy Area

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