Fellowship awarded for new early modern Europe
Dr Monica Azzolini, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, has been awarded a top fellowship. (Published 7 March 2016)
Dr Azzolini, along with Stefano Gattei, Othmer Library Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, have been awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, a highly competitive fellowship operated by the European Commission.
About the project
Dr Azzolini and Dr Gattei will pursue an interdisciplinary project entitled ‘AGENTSEGET – Itinerant cultural agents in early modern Europe and the Scotsman Thomas Seget: a case study’ that will explore a neglected type of intellectual who grew to prominence in Europe at the end of the sixteenth century, a time of significant social and cultural upheaval.
The project aims to unlock the rich and vibrant personal and professional network of intellectual brokers and cultural middlemen in which prominent scientists such as Kepler and Galileo operated and thrived, exchanging ideas and receiving informal feedback on their work.
The findings are expected to demonstrate that cultural and scientific mobility has always been an essential component of the circulation and development of cutting-edge scientific research.
About the Fellowship
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship aims to enhance the creative and innovative potential of individual researchers.