Michelle DiMeo

Allington Fellow

Michelle DiMeo is S. Gordon Castigliano Director of Digital Library Initiatives at the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. She is also a visiting professor in the Health, Medicine and Society Program at Lehigh University, where she’ll be teaching a course on the social history of medicine in early modern Europe. Before this, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology and coordinated an M.A. program at New York University’s London campus. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick. With Sara Pennell she is coeditor of Reading and Writing Recipe Books, 1550–1800 (Manchester University Press, 2013), and she is the author of several book chapters and an article forthcoming in Intellectual History Review.

While at CHF, DiMeo will primarily be working with modern editions of Robert Boyle’s correspondence and works to complete an intellectual biography of Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh (1615–1691). This book will not only document Ranelagh’s lifelong influence on her younger brother, Robert Boyle, but will also demonstrate that she was an authority figure in her own right with a diverse and esteemed international correspondence network.

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