Anna Speyart works on the social and cultural history of science in early modern Europe. She is writing a dissertation on the science and technology of freezing in early modernity. It traces the use of ice and snow from harvest to application in scientific, medical, and consumer contexts. She has previously worked on games and play in erudite culture and intellectual sociability in the sixteenth century. Before coming to Princeton, Anna received a BA in History from University College London and an MA in Cultural and Intellectual history from the Warburg Institute. Her work has been supported by, among others, the Medici Archive Project and The Royal Society.
In the Spring of 2024, Anna will be a visiting student at the École normale supérieure (ENS-PSL) in Paris.