Talking Science:

the University Lessons of Antonio Vallisneri


The manuscript lesson plans of the University of Padua biologist Antonio Vallisneri (1660-1730) constitute a major source regarding the thinking processes of a key figure in biological instruction as well as regarding the oral transmission of science in the age between Malpighi and Buffon. The project intends to create an innovative interface for recreating, viewing and understanding the lessons on the basis of the manuscript originals.


PhD studentships will focus on specific aspects of the larger project in view of making important contributions to the history of science and to Digital Humanities.

Studentships include subject-related instruction as well as wide-ranging technical instruction in Digital Humanities.


Studentships are based at University College in Cork, Ireland, utilizing resources of Trinity College in Dublin, NUI Maynooth, NUI Galway, QU Belfast.


University College Cork is one of Irelandís leading universities, and has has particular strengths in European and Irish history and Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.


Applications will include a 1500 word project statement related to the specific initiative intended.

For further information:


Prof. Brendan Dooley