Professor Mario Biagioli

Professor Biagioli is one of the organizers of the April ’08 Recoded: Landscapes and Politics of New Media conference.

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Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism, University Of Chicago Press, 1993

The Science Studies Reader, Routledge, 1999 (editor)

Galileo’s Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy, University Of Chicago, 2007

Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science, Routledge, 2002 (editor)

Recent Articles

“Rights or Rewards? Changing Contexts and Definitions of Scientific Authorship” in Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 27, No. 1 (2000), pp. 83-108.

“Replication or Monopoly? The Economies of Invention and Discovery in Galileo’s Observations of 1610” in Science in Context 13, 3-4 (2000), pp. 547-590.

“From Difference to Blackboxing: French Theory versus Science Studies’ Metaphysics of Presence” in French Theory in America, edd. Lotringer and Cohen (New York: Routledge, 2001), pp. 271-287.

“Scientific Academies”, N.Smelser and P.Baltes (eds), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, (Oxford: Pergamon, 2001), Vol.20, pp. 13704-8.

“From Book Censorship to Academic Peer Review” in Emergences, Vol. 12, No. 1 (2002), pp. 11-45.

“Picturing Objects in the Making: Scheiner, Galileo and the Discovery of Sunspots” in Ideals and Cultures of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, edd. Detel and Zittel (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2002), pp. 39-95.

“Luoghi e forme della conoscenza: Le accademie” in La Rivoluzione Scientifica, Vol. 5, (Rome: Enciclopedia Italiana, 2002), pp. 91-122.

“The Instability of Authorship: Credit and Responsibility in Contemporary Biomedicine”, Philip Mirowski and Mirjam Sent (eds), Science Bought and Sold: Essays in the Economics of Science, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002), pp.486-514.

“Courts and Salons” in John Heilbron (ed), The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 185-6.

“Peer Review” in John Heilbron (ed), The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 624-5.

“Stress in the Book of Nature: The Supplemental Logic of Galileo’s Realism” in Modern Language Notes, 118 (2003): 557-585.

“Galileo e Derrida” in Rinascimento, 54 (2003): 1-26.

“Galileo’s Travelling Circus of Science”, in Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel (eds), Making Things Public, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005), pp.460-471. (Catalogue of exhibit held at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Summer 2005).

“L’autore della scienza: definizioni e paradossi” in Anna Santoni (ed), L’Autore Multiplo_ (Pisa: Scuola Normale Superiore, 2005), pp. 75-100.

“Documents of Documents: Scientists’ Names and Scientific Claims”, in Annelise Riles (ed), Documents: Artifacts of Modern Knowledge, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006), pp. 129-156.

“From Print to Patents: Living on Instruments in Early Modern Europe”, History of Science 44 (2006): 139-186.

“Artisans and Instruments: 1300-1800”, special issue of History of Science 44 (2006), Number 144, Part 2 (edited with Jean Francois Gauvin).

“Patent Republic: Specifying Inventions, Constructing Authors and Rights” Social Research, 73 (2006): 1129-1172.

“Bringing Peer Review to Patents,” First Monday 12 (2007), no.6, (Special issue on “Cyberinfrastructure for Collaboration and Innovation”)