Galilæana is an international scientific journal, which publishes blind peer-reviewed research articles in the history of Renaissance and early modern science. The journal focuses on topics relating to the life, scientific work, achievements legacy of Galileo. The journal also welcomes submissions that, while not directly pertaining to Galilean studies, will be of interest to historians engaged in research on science and culture in early modern Europe.
Galilæana also hosts other forms of contribution, from historical and bibliographical notes to invited papers and essay reviews.
From 2023 Galilæana will be no longer printed by Olschki in paper version (2004-2022) and will become an online open-access journal.
English is the preferred publication language on Galilæana, along with the Italian language. Submissions in the major European languages may be considered for evaluation as long as the author(s) commits to provide an English translation if the submission is accepted for publication. Submitted papers ought to include an abstract (150 words) in English.
Galilæana publishes two issues a year. [Galilæana, ISSN 1971-6052; ISSN-L 1825-3903].
The journal is indexed in Scopus, the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and ERIH plus.
ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca) classification: class A, area 11, sectors C1, C2, C3, C4, C5.
Call for abstracts | The Art of Memory and the Sciences in the Early Modern Age
edited by Tommaso Ghezzani and Clément Poupard
May 15th 2023 (abstract) | May 31st 2024 (article)
October 31st 2024
The art of memory encompasses techniques for memorization that have been passed down from classical culture, particularly within the context of rhetorical training. This Focus aims to broaden current historiographical perspectives by examining the uses of mnemonics by individuals engaged in natural-philosophical research, including cases of cross-fertilization between the sciences and the studia humanitatis.
Call for Guest Editors
Galileana seeks proposals for themed issues led by a guest editor (or guest editors). Any theme that falls within the broad field of Renaissance and early modern science, including the history of medicine and the history of technology, is acceptable.
Galilæana’s new course
Twenty years after its first issue (2004), Galilæana changes its look and format. It will no longer be a paper journal and will be released online in open access format.
Call for abstracts | Il Saggiatore at 400. An Early Modern Controversy and Its Legacy
-- closed call --
Galilæana, issue 2-2023. Call for abstracts.
2023 marks the four-hundredth anniversary of the publication of Galileo Galilei’s Il Saggiatore (The
Assayer). Many aspects of this volume remain understudied or need to be reconsidered in light of recent research. In order to reignite the study of Galileo’s complex work, the journal Galilaeana: Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Science invites article proposals for a monograph issue on Il Saggiatore and its legacies
Call for papers | Galileo and Literature
Galilæana, issue 1-2024. Call for papers.
The aim of this call is to draw attention to two specific issues of historical, literary, and philosophical research. On the one hand, the objective is to explore how Galileo considered and used literature; on the other, to observe how past and current writers and intellectuals have tested and enriched their knowledge with Galileo’s teachings.