CIS
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of Philosophy and Communication
University of Bologna
via Zamboni, 38
40126 Bologna, Italy
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About this site



Francesco Martini

International Centre for the History of Universities and Science (CIS), Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna.

Via Zamboni 38 > 40126 Bologna - Italy
Tel. +39-051-2098354> Fax. +39-051-2098331>
email:
francesco.martini4@unibo.it
francesco.martini.it@gmail.com

 

Current position

Postdoc Researcher in Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna.

 

Education

Laurea Quinquennale (higher degree) in Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, with thesis on Representation and Certification of Data Quality on the Web. Supervisor: Prof.ssa B. Pernici.

PhD Student at the School of Doctoral Programme of Politecnico di Milano, Computer Engineering course.

Student at the School of Arts of the University of Florence: Logic, History and Philosophy of Science higher degree course ("Corso di Laurea Specialistica").

Doctor of Philosophy degree in Science, Technology and Humanities, University of Bologna, with thesis (M-FIL/02 and M-STO/05) on 'Digital Tracings': knowledge in the informational age. Supervisor: Prof. M. Matteuzzi.

Professional Experience

Sales Manager; Custom Broker; Cultural Planner; Reporter; IT Manager; IT Project Manager; IT and Quality Manager; Press Officer; Consultant for Architectural Planning; Programmer; Systems Analyst; Systems Engineer.

Current Interests

Epistemology of testimony, digital knowledge, bounded rationality, science fiction, literature, digital communication, science and technology studies on information and communication technologies, ancient philosophy.

Publications

Martini F. (2016). "Rumours." An epistemological framework. (forthcoming). (Article).

Martini F. (2016). Hearsay viewed through the lens of trust, reputation and coherence, Synthese, (OnLineFirst, 28 May 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-016-1128-7). (Article).

Martini F., Pancaldi G. (2015). Conoscenza e incertezza ai tempi del web, (a cura di), Bologna Studies in History of Science, 14, con un saggio di Piero Angela su "Scienza e società", pp. 124. (Editorship).

Martini F. (2015). Conoscenza digitale. L'attendibilità delle informazioni in rete, Carocci, Roma, pp. 180. (Monograph).

Martini F. (2013). La tracciatura digitale della conoscenza, in Barile S., Eletti V., Matteuzzi M. (a cura di) Decisioni e scelte in contesti complessi, Wolters Kluwer-Cedam, Padova: pp.107-219. (Book chapter).

Martini F. (2011). La terza mutazione metafisica, in Atti del Convegno Nazionale di STS ITALIA: Emerging technologies, social worlds, Track 11: Posthuman: the future of humanity between techno- scientific promises and the meaning of human experience, Slot 2 (Abstract pp. 102-103), Rovigo 21-23 Giugno 2012. (Proceedings).

Martini F. (2011). La terza mutazione metafisica. Saggio sul sacro informazionale, in Pancaldi G. (a cura di) Electricity and Life. Episodes in the history of hybrid objects, Bologna Studies in History of Science, 13, Bologna: pp.147-180. (Book chapter).

Cappiello C., Francalanci C., Martini F., Pernici B. (2005). PoliQual: Assessment and Improvement of Data Quality, in Proceedings of the Thirteenth Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems - Sistemi Evoluti per Basi di Dati (SEBD-2005), Bolzano: pp. 400-411. (Proceedings).

Cappiello C., Francalanci C., Martini F., Pernici B. (2004). Representation and Certification of Data Quality on the Web, in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ-04), MIT IQ Annual Conference, Cambridge, Mass.: pp. 402-417. (Proceedings).

Conferences, talks, seminars, workshops

Conference: "Fidarsi dei numeri? L'affidabilità delle testimonianze tra complessità, impresa e crisi economica.", Cappella Farnese, Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna, June, 9, 2014. Arranged by ISA (Institute of advanced studies, Unibo) and Department of Philosophy and Communication, Unibo. Speaker: Stefano Angellara, Global supply chain general manager of General Electric. (Discussant).

Conference: "Il marchio di Caino o di Abele? I test del DNA e il loro uso forense.", Cappella Farnese, Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna, May, 12, 2014. Arranged by ISA (Institute of advanced studies, Unibo) and Department of Philosophy and Communication, Unibo. Speaker: C. Von Borries, Public prosecutor at the Court of Florence. (Discussant).

Conference: "Progettare la complessità? La testimonianza dell'architettura tra urbanistica e Smart City.", Cappella Farnese, Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna, April, 28, 2014. Arranged by ISA (Institute of advanced studies, Unibo) and Department of Philosophy and Communication, Unibo. Speakers: V. Barberis, professor of Architectural Design at the University of Florence, and M. Marchesini, professor of Laboratory of Architectural Design at the University of Ferrara. (Discussant).

Conference: "Frodi scientifiche? Ricerca e responsabilità dello scienziato.", Cappella Farnese, Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna, April, 14, 2014. Arranged by ISA (Institute of advanced studies, Unibo), Department of Philosophy and Communication (Unibo) and Department of Pharmaceutics and Biotechnologies (Unibo). Speakers: Prof. Giuliano Pancaldi and Prof. Giovanni Perini, (Unibo). (Discussant).

Seminar: "La spiegazione scientifica.", Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, Unibo, April, 3, 2014. Ciclo Seminari Interdottorali: "Dimostrare, argomentare e confutare nell’ambito delle scienze umane". Speakers: Prof. M. C. Galavotti and R. Campaner (Unibo). (Discussant).

Conference: "Scienza e Società. Il ruolo della scienza e della tecnologia nello sviluppo di un paese.", Cappella Farnese, Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna, March, 17, 2014. Arranged by ISA (Institute of advanced studies, Unibo), Department of Philosophy and Communication Unibo). Speaker: Piero Angela. Discussant: Prof. G. Pancaldi. (Coordinator).

Conference: "Errare è umano, perseverare è ... scientifico! Il modello di ragionamento abduttivo nel contesto della giustificazione epistemica.", Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna, February, 11, 2014. Speaker: Prof. L. Magnani, University of Pavia. (Coordinator).

Seminar: "Determinismo biologico e libertà del volere", Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, April, 22 Monday 2013. Speaker: Prof. Sergio Filippo Magni (University of Pavia). (Coordinator).

Convegno Nazionale di STS ITALIA: “Emerging technologies, social worlds”, Track 11: “Posthuman: the future of humanity between techno-scientific promises and the meaning of human experience”, Slot 2. Rovigo 21-23 Giugno 2012. (Speaker).

Teaching

Module for the History of Science course, "28284 Studi Sociali delle Scienze (1) LM", held by the Prof. G. Pancaldi: "Informazione digitale e comunicazione", Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, 2016.

Module for the History of Science course, "28022 Storia della Scienza (1) LM - (M-Z)", held by the Prof. G. Pancaldi: "Informazione digitale e comunicazione", Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, 2016.

Module for the History of Science course, "28022 Storia della Scienza (1) LM - (M-Z)", held by the Prof. G. Pancaldi: "Informazione digitale e comunicazione", Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, 2015.

Module for the History of Science course, "28022 Storia della Scienza (1) LM - (M-Z)", held by the Prof. G. Pancaldi: "Introduzione alla conoscenza digitale", Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, 2014.

Module for the History of Science course, "28022 Storia della Scienza (1) LM - M-Z)", held by the Prof. G. Pancaldi: "Informazione digitale e comunicazione", Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, 2014.

Module for the Philosophy of cognitive sciences course, "72515 Filosofia delle Scienze Cognitive (1) (G.A)", held by the Prof. M. Matteuzzi: "Epistemologia della conoscenza digitale", Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, 2013.

Other Academic Activities

Tutor for History of Science, Philosophy high degree course ("Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Filosofiche"), Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna, since 2013.

2016-2017: Postdoc Researcher in Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna. Tutor: Prof. G. Pancaldi.

2015-2016: Postdoc Researcher in Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna. Tutor: Prof. G. Pancaldi.

2014-2015: Postdoc Researcher in Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna. Tutor: Prof. G. Pancaldi.

2013-2014: Postdoc Researcher in Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna. Tutor: Prof. G. Pancaldi.

Awards

"Per sentito dire? Il ruolo della testimonianza tra conoscenza e incertezza.": winner of ISA TOPIC 2014, a annual funding made available by ISA (Institute of advanced studies of the University of Bologna) for innovative, interdisciplinary and international projects created by group of scholars of the University of Bologna.

Memberships

SIFA: Italian Society for Analytic Philophy.
SILFS: Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science.
CIS: The International Centre for the History of Universities and Science, a research unit of the Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna.
STS Italia: Italian Society for the Social Studies of Science and Technology, (2012).

Linguistic Competences

English.

Computer Skills

Operating Systems: Windows (from 2000 to 8, server editions included). Little bit of Unix; Linux (Ubuntu), Dos, Mac OS, little bit of IoS and Android. Packages: Office, Works, Open Office. Publishing and Graphics Tools: Photoshop, MS Publisher, PageMaker, InDesign. Program Languages: Assembler, Basic, C, C++, Pascal, Delphi, Java, Visual Fox Pro, Go. Web Programming: JSP, PHP, Javascript. Mark-up languages: HTML, XML, RDF, WSDL, OWL. DBMS: DB, Visual Fox Pro, MySql, MSSQL. Web Security: X.509v.3, PGP, SPKI/SDSI. Audio-Video Tools: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Soundbooth, Final Cut. Writing Packages: MS Word, OO Writer, Final Draft, Celtx, LaTex.

Software Development

GE.D.I. GEstione Doganale Integrata. A client-server software application, written in VFP, C and Java for the automatic management of custom telematics procedures. Web site of Centro di Assistenza Doganale Srl, written in PHP. Web Application for digital certification of data quality of Web pages, written in JSP, and developed as part of my degree thesis.