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Debating the Stars in the Italian Renaissance with Ovanes Akopyan

In this episode we talk with Ovanes Akopyan, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck. He has recently published the book with his PhD research: Debating the Stars in the Italian Renaissance. Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola’s Disputationes Adversus Astrologiam Divinatricem and Its Reception (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020). In the podcast we discuss his research into the role of Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola in the anti-astrological debate as well as other aspects of early modern history of science.

For more information on Ovanes Akopyan’s work, see:

For his book see:

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