Committee for the Study of Books & Media | "Self-translated Books in Early Modern Europe: A Reassessment"
"Self-translated Books in Early Modern Europe: A Reassessment"
Dr. Sara Miglietti, The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London
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Dr. Sara Miglietti is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute, London. Miglietti studied philosophy in Pisa and Paris and then went on to specialize in Renaissance Studies at the University of Warwick. She taught in the US for several years (Georgetown, Johns Hopkins) before moving back to the Old World in 2018.
Miglietti’s research mainly deals with the history of moral, political, and natural philosophy in the longue durée, with a particular focus on the 16th and 17th centuries. She is especially interested in the circulation, reception, and reuse of texts and ideas across geographical and linguistic borders, and in the afterlife of classical ideas in the early modern period. She studies these processes through a combination of close textual analysis, material book history (for instance marginalia and other forms of annotation), and translation and reception studies.
Miglietti’s publications include a genetic edition of Jean Bodin’s treatise on historical method (Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem); edited volumes on the history of reading and on early modern environmental ideas; and a book on early modern ‘climate theories’ (The Empire of Climate), which is currently under review with Cambridge University Press. Today she will present her new book project, under contract with Routledge, on philosophical and scientific self-translation in Renaissance Europe.