Domenico Bertoloni Meli

Domenico Bertoloni Meli

Fellow: Awarded 2007
Field of Study: History of Science and Technology

Competition: US & Canada

Indiana University

After studying physics and German, Domenico Bertoloni Meli received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in History of Science in 1988. He serves as Director of the Indiana University (IU) Center for the History of Medicine.

He has received many fellowships and grants in addition to his Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also been a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princetion, worked at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin, and received fellowships from IU, the Dibner Institute, and the Wellcome Trust for the History of Medicine.

He has authored numerous articles, as well as Equivalence and Priority: Newton Versus Leibniz, Including Leibniz’s Unpublished Manuscripts on the "Principia" (Oxford UP, 1993; paperback ed., 1997) and Thinking with Objects: The Transformation of Mechanics in the Seventeenth Century (Johns Hopkins UP, 2006). Domenico Bertoloni Meli has also edited Marcello Malpighi, Anatomist and Physician (Olschki, 1997).

Professor Bertoloni Meli has widespread research interests, including Leibniz and Newton, 16th- to 18th-century mathematics and mechanics, and medicine in the Scientific Revolution. Currently he is writing Mechanism Experiment Disease: Marcello Malpighi and the New 17th-Century Anatomy (forthcoming from Johns Hopkins UP).


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