Detecting Epistemic Communities in the Frame of Early Modern Cosmology

A Research in Computational History

24 September 2019
Aula Baratto, Ca' Foscari University, Dorsoduro 3246, Venice

Guest speaker: Prof. Matteo Valleriani
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Technische Universität Berlin / University of Tel Aviv

Welcome address: Prof. Marco Sgarbi
Vice-provost for Communication and Development, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice


Matteo Valleriani is Research Group Leader in Dept. I at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Honorary Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, Professor for Special Appointments at the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University, and Principal Investigator of the Project “Images and Configurations in Corpora of University Textbooks” at the Berlin Center for Machine Learning.
In his research, he investigates processes of 1) emergence of scientific knowledge in relation to its practical, social, and institutional dimensions, and 2) homogenization of scientific
knowledge in the framework of Cultural Heritage Studies. Centering on cosmological knowledge, Matteo Valleriani’s current major research project is concerned with the evolution of the scientific knowledge system and with the establishment of a shared scientific identity in Europe in the period between the thirteenth and the seventeenth centuries. In the frame of this project he also co-develops and implements multi-layered network models.

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