Luca Tonetti (1989) is an historian of science and medicine. In 2017, he has obtained a PhD in Philosophy and History of Philosophy at the Dept. of Philosophy, Sapienza University of Rome, discussing a dissertation on Giorgio Baglivi’s De praxi medica (1696) and his Hippocratic-Baconian methodology. He received his BA and MA degrees in History of science from Sapienza University.
In 2018, he graduated in archival science at the Vatican School of Palaeography, Diplomatics and Archives Administration, Vatican City.
His research interests lie in the history of science and medicine (17th and 18th centuries), with a particular focus on the history of anatomy and medical practice (clinical methodology, experimentation in medicine).
He is member of the Italian Society for the Eighteenth-Century Studies, the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Italian Society of the History of Science. In 2017, he held the Santorio Fellowship in Medical Humanities and Science.
Since 2017, he is also Assistant Managing Editor of Nuncius. Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science.
From October 2018 to April 2019, he will be visiting scholar at the Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance, François Rabelais University of Tours, under the supervision of Prof. Concetta Pennuto. This 6-month research project, funded by Sapienza University, will deal with the analysis of De usu et abusu vesicantium, a short dissertation by Baglivi included in De praxi medica, about the uses and abuses of blistering drugs, whose application has been strongly debated in the 16th and 17th centuries.