Milano, 09/10/1977
Università degli Studi di Padova
Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità - DiSSGeA
Elena Canadelli Aracne editrice

Elena Canadelli is a Historian of Science interested in visual studies in science, science museum studies, cultures of natural history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of evolutionary thought and the relationship between science and popular culture during the nineteenth century. She's been working as Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track Researcher B-Type/Ricercatore di tipo B) in History of Science at the Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche Geogradiche e dell'Antichità (DiSSGeA) of the University of Padova since October 2017. She's collaborating with the National Museum "Leonardo da Vinci" of Science and Technology in Milan with a project on the history of the museum (1930-1964) and with the Muse, the Museum of natural sciences in Trento with a project on the history of geology in Trentino. She is part of the COST Action - Oceans Past Platform (OPP) and Associate Editor at Nuncius. Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science.
She worked as Researcher On Fixed-Term Contracts (A) at the Polythecnic University of Turin from January 2017 to September 2017. She taught History of Biology at the Biology Department of the University of Milan (Winter Semester 2016/2017). In 2013 she held the National qualification as Associate professor in History of Science. In 2009 she held a Ph.D. in History of Science from the University of Pisa. Then she has been a postdoctoral Research Fellow in History of Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca and at the University of Padova. She collaborated with the International Research Network “History of Scientific Objects”, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. From 2003 to 2005 she received a scholarship of the University of Milano to research at the Ernst-Haeckel-Haus, Institut für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Medizin und Technik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany.
She is author of several books and articles and she is currently writing a book about how science uses images to be published in 2018 by the Italian publisher Carocci. She's editing a volume for the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press on artefacts, scientific museums and exhibitions along the XX century, to be published in 2018.
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