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History of Technology
History of Science
Rachele Delucchi works since 2019 as research associate at the chair of history of technology at ETH.
Rachele Delucchi studied Italian Linguistics and Literature, Philosophy, French Linguistics and Mathematics at the University of Zurich (2009). She spent long research periods as UZH-Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy) and as SNF-Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Rachele Delucchi received her Ph.D. in Italian Linguistics from the University of Zurich (2012) for her thesis on the phonetics and phonology of vowel harmony in the Italo-Romance languages from Switzerland. Her research has been awarded with the University of Zurich Annual Award 2013 of the Faculty of Arts, the Prix de la Relève 2013 of the Collegium Romanicum and the Migros Ticino Award 2013 for local and regional historical research. In 2015 Rachele Delucchi received the prize Premio Giovanni Nencioni from the Accademia della Crusca in Florence. Rachele Delucchi worked between 2008 and 2015 at the Chair for Italian Historical Linguistics at the University of Zurich Institute of Romance Studies as scientific assistant, lecturer and since 2012 as Post-Doc. She published on synchronic and diachronic issues in (italo)romance languages.
In her second master's degree at ETH she studied history of science and technology, philosophy and literature (Master in History and Philosophy of Knowledge, 2018). During her studies she has been working at the Chair of Philosophy at ETH as junior assistant (2015-2018). In her master's thesis she investigated the early history of pneumatic tube systems in Switzerland. Rachele Delucchi’s current research interests focus on several aspects of the history of technology and science in the 19th and 20th centuries in Switzerland.
Teaching at ETH Zurich:
FS 2021 Seminar Producing emptiness and working with nothing. Vacuum Technology in the 20th Century (with Prof. Dr. David Gugerli).
HS 2020 Ringveranstaltung Theory and Methodology Seminar - Master History and Philosophy of Knowledge (with Dr. Christian Jany)
FS 2020 Colloquium Student colloquium for Master Theses (with Dr. Christian Jany)
HS 2019 Lecture Webclass - Introductory Course History of Technology (with Dr. Gisela Hürlimann, Nick Schwery and Dr. Ricky Wichum).
HS 2019 Seminar Theory and Methodology Seminar - Master History and Philosophy of Knowledge, 2 sessions on History of Technology
Teaching at University of Zurich:
Spring Semesters 2011, 2013, 2015: Seminar Italian Historical Linguistics - Introductory course