Daniel Stolzenberg (History)

Daniel Stolzenberg is an associate professor of history.

Professor Stolzenberg is a historian of early modern Europe specializing in the history of knowledge. He is affiliated with the program in Science and Technology Studies and is a member of the Graduate Group in the Study of Religion.

Professor Stolzenberg studies the history of science and scholarship from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Although his research ranges across Western Europe, he has a particular interest in Rome and Italy. His book Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity won the ACHA Marraro Prize for Italian History and was named a notable book of 2013 by Gizmodo. His next book, The Holy Office in the Republic of Letters, looks at scientific communication and religious conflict in the 17th-century by investigating secret collaborations between Dutch booksellers and the Roman Inquisition. His other areas of research include the history of orientalist scholarship and early modern ethnography. He is also preparing an edition of a pornographic Jesuit confession manual from Counter-Reformation Prague.

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