Ph.D., European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy, 2000
Nick Wilding received his B.A. in English from Oxford University, his M.A. in Renaissance Studies at Warwick and his Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He has held postdoctoral awards in Science, Technology and Society at Stanford University, a three-year British Academy Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, was a Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University and the 2009-10 winner of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the American Academy in Rome.
Professor Wilding specializes in Early Modern history of science and communication and has published articles on John Wilkins, Athanasius Kircher, Robert Hooke and Galileo Galilei. He has worked on two projects bringing archival resources to the internet: the Athanasius Kircher Correspondence Project and the Medici Archive Project. He is currently writing a book, under contract with the University of Chicago Press, on the Venetian natural philosopher, diplomat and libertine Gianfrancesco Sagredo, for which he has received a Delmas Foundation Grant for research in Venice and the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Professor Wilding has also been commissioned by Penguin Classics to produce a new translation of Galileo’s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems. He has written book reviews for, amongst others, Isis, Annals of Science, Journal of Modern History and the London Review of Books.