Institut für Geschichte der Medizin

Dr. Fabrizio Bigotti



Fabrizio Bigotti is an intellectual historian, with a specialisation in the history of science, medicine and technology in the early modern period. His work focuses primarily on conceptual history, history of quantification and reconstruction of scientific instruments, but he is more broadly interested in the role that classical and medieval philosophy played in the development of early modern ideas on logic, method, theory of matter, taxonomy, anatomy and physiology.
He studied at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, where he has been awarded a BA in Theoretical Philosophy (2005) and an MA in Philosophy of Science (2008). In 2012 he received a PhD in History of Philosophy and History of Ideas (Ottimo/Summa cum Laude) with a thesis on the influence of Galen’s medicine and psychology on the late-Renaissance philosophy (Brepols 2019).
Dr. Bigotti held positions as Postdoctoral and Research Fellow at the Warburg Institute - University of London, the University of Exeter, the Folger Institute, and the Edward Worth Library and has been awarded Visiting Professor and Scientist Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Research in the Humanities (IRH-ICUB) in Bucharest and at the University of Padua. Currently, he is Senior Research Fellow at the Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, working on a project on sixteenth-century medicine and anatomical method led by Prof. Michael Stolberg.
He is the founding director of the 'Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance' (CSMBR, launch January 2018,, an institute for advanced research in medical humanities and history of science hosted by the Institutio Santoriana - Fondazione Comel and based at the Domus Comeliana in Pisa.
Along with Jonathan Barry, he is also the co-editor of the Series 'Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine' (PSMEMM).
In addition to his studies as a historian and philosopher of science, Fabrizio has got a degree in choral direction at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome (PIMS) and his expertise encompasses areas such as composition, musicology, direction and musical palaeography. In his capacity as a musical director and musicologist, in 2014 he issued the world prémiere CD on the unpublished manuscripts by Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) discovered at Palazzo Altemps in Rome: "Gregorio Allegri, Unpublished Manuscripts from the 'Collectio Altaemps’ ", Musica Flexanima Ensemble, TACTUS Records Italy.
In his capacity as an instructor (Rome) and adjunct professor (Exeter, Bucharest, Wurzburg), he has lectured on Aristotle and the Aristotelian tradition, Galen and early modern medicine, (esp. Vesalius and Santorio), following the naturalistic tradition in medicine and philosophy up to the end of the eighteenth century, with Linnaeus, Kant, and the German Idealists.     Oberer Neubergweg 10a, D-97074 Würzburg    Tel. 0931-31-83093    Datenschutzerklärung

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