Paula Findlen

Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of History and Professor, by courtesy, of French and Italian

Paula Findlen's main interests are in Italian history, 1300-1800 and the early history of science and medicine, including the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. Findlen specializes in the rise of modern science, medicine, and technology during the European Renaissance, especially in Italy, by looking at the intersection of science, art, and technology, the history of museums and collecting, and at the relations between knowledge and faith in the age of Galileo. Findlen received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and taught at the University of California at Davis and as a visitor at Harvard before coming to Stanford in 1996. Full bio