Paola Bertucci

My work focuses on early modern science, technology, and medicine in Europe, between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. I have published on artisanal cultures and the politics of encyclopedism in Old Regime France, on the social history of experimental physics in Italy and England, on the silk industry and industrial espionage within Europe and across the Atlantic. Most recently, my research and publications have addressed the intersections between HSTM and the history of craft and labor. My goal is to make science, medicine, and technology more central in historical studies and to give voice to marginalized historical actors. For this reason, my research pays close attention to material and visual sources, which offer insights into actors and practices often invisible in textual accounts.