Ivano Dal Prete
Early history of the Earth sciences (1200-1800); Renaissance scientific literature in the vernacular; generation in the long eighteenth century; material and visual culture of astronomy and natural history; science, religion and society
On the Edge of Eternity. The Antiquity of the Earth in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Oxford University Press, 2019 (forthcoming)
Scienza e società nel Settecento veneto (“Science and Society in 18th-century Republic of Venice”; in Italian), Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2008.
Antonio Vallisneri. Miglioramenti e correzioni, d/alcune esperienze, ed osservazioni del signor Redi (ed., introduction and notes), Florence, Olschki, 2005 (in Italian).
“The Ruins of the Earth. Learned Meteorology and Artisan Expertise in Fifteenth-century Italian Landscapes”, Nuncius 33 (2018), 415-441.
“‘Ingenuous Investigators’: Antonio Vallisneri’s Regional Network and the Making of Natural Knowledge in Eighteenth-century Italy”, in Paula Findlen (ed.), Empires of Knowledge: Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World (Routledge, 2018), 181-204.
“Vernacular Meteorology and the Antiquity of the Earth in Medieval and Renaissance Italy”, Philosophy and Knowledge in the Renaissance: Interpreting Aristotle in the Vernacular, ed. by Luca Bianchi, Simon Gilson, and Jill Kraye (London: Warburg Institute, 2017), 139-160.
“Cultures and Politics of Preformationism in Eighteenth-century Italy”, The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century, ed. by Ray Stephenson, Darren Wagner, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2015, pp. 59-78.
“‘Being the World Eternal’. The Age of the Earth in Renaissance Italy”, Isis, vol. 105, n.2 (June 2014), pp. 292-317.
“Brokering Instruments in Napoleon’s Europe. The Italian Journeys of Franz Xavier von Zach (1807- 1814)”, Annals of Science, vol. 71, n.1 (2014), pp. 82-101.
“The Gazola Family’s Scientific Cabinet. Politics, Society and Scientific Collecting in the Twilight of the Republicof Venice”, in Jim Bennett, Sofia Talas (eds.), Making Science Public in 18th-Century Europe: the Role of Cabinets of Experimental Philosophy, Brill, 2013, pp. 155- 172.