Simone Turchetti
Affiliation: University of Manchester, UK

Keywords: History of 20th Century Science and Technology, History of the Geosciences, Historiography of Science, Science and International Relations



Full profile:

  • Philosophy Degree (Diploma) at the Department of Philosophy and Epistemology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, 1992-1997
  • MSc in History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, 1999-2000
  • PhD, University of Manchester, 2000-2003. Thesis title: “Use, Refuse or Lock Them Up? A history of Italian Academic Refugees in Britain, 1930-1950”

I am interested in the recent science and technology, especially in connection with the emergence of ‘big science’ and the development of international relations. I am pursuing an interdisciplinary research programme which aims to provide a novel picture of the relations existing between the scientific community, the international diplomacy and the intelligence agencies, especially during the post-WW2 period and the Cold War years. I am also looking for ways to take these historical reflections into the present examining for instance the legacy of debates and policies on climate and environmental change, and atomic energy.