Brendan Dooley is the Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College Cork. He has previously taught at Harvard University and Jacobs University in Bremen. Between 1999 and 2001 he was Chief of Research at MAP. Publications include Science, Politics and Society in Eighteenth-Century Italy (Garland Publishing, 1991); Italy in the Baroque: Selected Readings (Garland Publishing, 1995); The Social History of Skepticism: Experience and Doubt in Early Modern Culture (Johns Hopkins, 1999); Morandi’s Last Prophecy and the End of Renaissance Politics (Princeton, 2002); (ed.), Giovanni Baldinucci, Quaderno – Peste, guerra e carestia nell’Italia del Seicento (Polistampa Edizioni, 2001); (ed. with S. Baron) The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe (Routledge, 2001);Science and the Marketplace in Early Modern Italy (Lexington Books, 2001); (ed.) Energy and Culture (Ashgate Publishers, 2006); Amore e guerra nel tardo rinascimento: le lettere di don Giovanni de’ Medici e Livia Vernazza (Florence: Polistampa 2009); (ed.) The Dissemination of News and the Emergence of Contemporaneity in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate 2010); A Mattress Maker’s Daughter, the Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni de’ Medici and Livia Vernazza (Harvard, 2014); Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy (Bloomsbury, 2016).