Simonutti Luisa

Dirigente di ricerca

Research Associate at Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies-CREMS, University of York. Visiting research fellow at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Chapman University, Orange, CA. Member of the Executive Committee of The John Locke Society. Associate editor of Studi lockiani. Ricerche sull’età moderna.
She has been Visiting professor at EPHE, Paris, at ENS, Lyon, and at IHR University of Geneva, and Visiting research fellow at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris. "Temporary professorship" at the University of Ferrara, Vercelli and Trieste.


Main research interests

  • Philosophy, politics and religion in Europe and the Mediterranean in the modern age. Cultural and conceptual history of emotions, sympathy, empathy, consciousness.
  • Theory of tolerance, right of resistance (XVI-XVIII)(Politiques, Pierre Bayle, John Locke, Spinoza).
  • English moralists, deists. Biblical hermeneutics, identity, political-religious aspects and philosophy in John Locke.
  • Circulation of Spinoza's thought in the Netherlands and England. Historical critical method, biblical hermeneutics and scientific method in Spinoza.
  • Translation and philosophy in modern times. The dictionary of the translators: 1600-1800.


Scientific coordinator for international programs with universities, European research institutions and agencies for the ISPF. Scientific co-coordinator for Project Mathematics in Culture.The Inextricable Link with Chapman University-INDAM-ISPF. Scientific co-coordinator of the Project and Data Base of The dictionary of the translators: 1600-1800 with European University Institute, University of Firenze, ISPF. Leader of the WG Ideas in motion for COST Action CA18140- ‘People in Motion: Entangled Histories of Displacement across the Mediterranean (1492-1923)’ (PIMo), 4 years: 2018-2022. She has been scientific co-coordinator for Project and Seminar series Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World with SHE – Australia. MG Member in ISCH COST Action IS1310 Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800.  Participant in various national and international research projects; member of the editorial board and peer reviewer in various journals and series. Invited speaker at several conferences in numerous universities in Europe, USA and Australia and leader in the organization of international conferences.