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Lavinia M.

USD $30/hr

Postdoctoral scholar in History and History of Science

Tutor Information


I am postdoctoral researcher at the University of Naples and guest affiliated at Amsterdam University. I am trained as a Philosopher (BA; MA, Pisa University), Historian of Science (MPhil, Cambridge University) and Historian (PhD, Cambridge University). I completed my PhD in autumn 2017 and held two postdoctoral positions since then, at the British School at Rome (linked to the British Academy) in Rome and the Scaliger Institute in Leiden (NL). I just moved to Paris to improve my French and write my monograph and several articles. I am passionate about the history of science, but also the history of economic thought and political economy, especially at the time of the Enlightenment and the Napoleonic period. I am also curious about museums and collections, and about practices of collecting more generally. I have lectured at conferences in the UK, US and Europe, and gained some university teaching experience in Cambridge UK (at a university level) as well as at school-level in Italy (private lessons). I live with my partner with whom I speak four languages (English, Italian, Portuguese and French). I can offer classes in Italian (academic and conversational), English (academic and conversational) and help you revise your essays (A levels, but also university level) in subjects such as history and philosophy in order to improve your arguments and writing style. My rate depends on the kind of service you need (20 to 40 USD p.h. with discount above a certain number of classes).


Ivrea, Piedmont, Italy


Italian, English, Portuguese, French




High School


Cambridge University

2011 - 2017
PhD in History, History

Cambridge University

2009 - 2010
MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science

Università di Pisa

2003 - 2009
Bachelor and Master, Philosophy

Work Experience

Università di Napoli (Federico II)

March 2019 - present
Postdoctoral researcher (assegnista di ricerca)

Scaliger Institute

October 2018 - November 2018
Brill Fellowship
Postdoctoral research on the history of technology

British School at Rome

October 2017 - June 2018
Rome Fellowship
Postdoctoral research on patronage and science in the Enlightenment

Cambridge University (Faculty of History)

July 2017 - September 2017
Postdoctoral research assistant to Dr. Emma Spary
Archival research in Italian archives (Rome, Naples, Bologna and Venice)

Cambridge Alumni Tours

October 2016 - May 2017
Tour guide in English and Italian
Tour guide in English and Italian. I would take people on walking tours of the city of Cambridge and its historical Colleges.

Nuncius. Journal of the material and visual history of science

July 2012 - present
Book review editor
I edit book reviews for the journal and identify books to review connecting them with potential reviewers.

National Maritime Museum

September 2011 - October 2011
I conducted research on museum objects (with a special focus on the history of science)