Vincent Roy-Di Piazza is a DPhil student in history of science and medicine, economic and social history at Linacre College, University of Oxford. He is a British research council (AHRC-DTP) funded student and the current Ryle Scholar in philosophy of science at Linacre.
Vincent’s background is in English and Nordic studies (Sorbonne) with masters degree in religious studies (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes) and history & philosophy of science (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris). He also holds a Diplôme d'études musicales in lyrical singing from the Conservatoire de Paris (CRR de Paris)
Vincent’s research focuses on the soul-body interaction theories of Swedish civil servant, natural philosopher and mystical theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). His themes of research include Nordic and French history, Swedenborg's global influence and religious posterity, the religious Enlightenment, natural theology, the plurality of worlds debate, history of anatomy and epistemology.
Vincent was a 2019 researcher in residence at the Fondazione Cini through the Oxford-Venice Initiative, and the 2019 Leeds Hoban Exchange fellow at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.