In Theory guest host Glauco Schettini interviews Hannah Marcus, Assistant Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and the winner of the JHI’s 2020 Morris D. Forkosch Prize, about her book Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy (University of Chicago Press, 2020).

Glauco Schettini is a PhD candidate in history at Fordham University, New York. His research centers on religion and politics in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and the Atlantic world. His dissertation, titled “The Invention of Catholicism: A Global Intellectual History of the Catholic Counterrevolution, 1780s-1840s,” investigates how European and Latin American counterrevolutionary thinkers reinvented Catholicism during the Age of Revolutions. An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy, he is the author of more than a dozen articles and book chapters.

Featured Image: Close-up from De sanitate tuenda libri sex, 1541. Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library.