Dr. Fabio Guidetti

Fabio Guidetti studied art history, ancient history and classics at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, where he received his doctorate in June 2011. In the following years he continued working there as a member of the Certissima Signa research group directed by Dr. Anna Santoni, specialising on the interaction between texts and images in ancient astronomical manuscripts. He was Affiliated Fellow of the American Academy in Rome from 2008 to 2009, “Giorgio Pasquali” Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore from 2012-2013 and “Frances A. Yates” Fellow at the Warburg Institute, London in 2014. He has published on a wide variety of subjects relating to Graeco-Roman civilization: social and cultural history, religion, literary and visual culture, as well as the reception of the ancient world. At Topoi, he works on the manuscript transmission of Aratus’ Phaenomena and its Latin translation, with the aim of better understanding the appropriation and transformations of Graeco-Roman astronomical knowledge from Late Antiquity into the Middle Ages.

Further Activities

23.-29.07.2017 Talk Reading Aratus through Ptolemy: Astronomical texts and images between late antiquity and the early Middle Ages
Part of: 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 
16-17.06.2016 Talk Texts and illustrations in Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, ms. VIII 22 (2760)
Part of: International Conference Certissima Signa. A Venice Conference on Greek and Latin Astronomical Texts, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice, Italy 
2.-4.06.2016 Talk A Sky without Myth? Pagan Imagery in Early Mediaeval Astronomy
Part of: International Conference Mittelalterliche Mythenrezeption – Paradigmen und Paradigmenwechsel, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany