Renee Raphael

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Associate Professor, History
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2009, History

Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521

University of California, Irvine
200 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Early modern history of science and technology, history of the book and its readers, history of archives and bureaucracy
“Reading along the administrative grain: Knowledge production and the investigation of mining
improvements in late sixteenth-century Potosí, in Rossana Barragán Romano and Paula C. Zagalsky, eds., Potosí and the World: New Approaches, Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries (Brill, forthcoming).
“Annotating Galileo’s Discorsi and other mathematical books in Oxford,” in Massimo
Bucciantini, ed., The Science and Myth of Galileo between the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries in Europe (Florence: Olschki, 2021), pp. 25-39.
“Interpreting mathematical error: Tycho’s problematic diagram and readers’ responses,”
in Philip Beeley, Yelda Nasifloglu, and Benjamin Wardhaugh, eds., Reading Mathematics in Early Modern Europe: Studies in the Production, Collection, and Use of Mathematical Books (New York: Routledge, 2021), pp. 102-123.
“Literary Technology and its Replication: Teaching the Torricellian Void and Air-Pump at the
Collegio Romano,” in Daniel Garber and Susanna Berger, eds., Teaching Philosophy in Early Modern Europe (Cham: Springer, 2021), pp. 241-263.
“In Pursuit of “useful” Knowledge: Documenting Technical Innovation in Sixteenth-century Potosí”. Journal for the History of Knowledge 1.1 (2020).
Reading Galileo: Scribal technologies and the Two New Sciences (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017)
“Galileo’s Two New Sciences as a Model of Reading Practices,” Journal of the History of Ideas 77.4 (October 2016): 539-565.
“Reading Galileo’s Discorsi in the early modern university,” Renaissance Quarterly 68.2 (June 2015): 558-96. Received the William Nelson Prize for the best article published in Renaissance Quarterly during 2015.
2014-15 Hellman Fellow
Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Hanna Kiel Fellow (2012-13)
Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science & Technology (long-term fellowship), The Huntington Library (2017-18)
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Spain (2022-23)
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